On June 22, 2020, President Trump issued an Executive Order temporarily suspending entry of nonimmigrants in H-1B, H-2B, certain J, and L status, and their dependents, into the United States through December 31, 2020 in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impact on the US labor market.
This Executive Order only impacts individuals outside of the US who seek to enter the US in certain H, J or L status. It does NOT impact those currently in the US in H-1B nonimmigrant status, or those who are seeking to change to H-1B status or extend their H-1B status while in the US.
This Executive Order also excludes those outside the US who currently hold H-1B status and have a current, valid H-1B nonimmigrant visa stamp as of June 24, 2020. H-1B nonimmigrants outside of the US with a current, valid H-1B visa stamp should still be able to reenter the US on that visa stamp.
If you are in the US but lack a current, valid H-1B visa stamp, then DO NOT depart the US at this time, as you will not be permitted to reenter the US prior to December 31, 2020.
For UConn-sponsored faculty and staff who are impacted by this new Executive Order, please reach out to Lesley Salafia in the Office of the General Counsel if she has not already reached out to you.
Our office will keep you posted if/as more develops.