Blog Post / July 29, 2020 / Restaurant Industry

Immigration, Visas and Green Cards: COVID-Related Changes

by Sid Chary

On June 22, 2020, President Trump signed a proclamation further suspending U.S. immigration policies from his original order signed in April 2020. This order suspends the entry of some foreign nationals into the U.S. and is in effect through December 31, 2020. Read on for answers to some of your questions and concerns related to the June 22, 2020 order.

Who is included in this new order? 

First and most importantly, this applies to foreign national workers who are seeking to enter the United States under certain nonimmigrant (temporary) visa categories. This means that if you are inside the United States as of June 24, 2020 and hold valid immigration status then you will not be affected.

If you are outside the United States and are seeking to enter the United States under one of the following nonimmigrant visa categories, this order will apply to you:

Who is exempt from the June 22, 2020 order?

If you’re in the United States on a H, L or J visa, are you impacted? 

No. Applications to extend or change H, L, or J status filed with USCIS are not subject to the order.

Will F-1 students or STEM OPT be impacted?


Are there any exceptions? 


If you are interested in learning more, we recommend contacting Sid Chary Esq. for more information at or

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About the Author

Sid Chary, Esq. graduated from law school in 2011 and is admitted to practice in New York State. During law school, Sid clerked for the Honorable Judge Israel Reyes (Circuit Court Judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida). Following graduation, Sid worked for Robert Allen Law and Farrell, Patel, Jomarron and Lopez in Miami, Florida. After relocating to Manhattan, Sid worked for Sharma, Yaskhi and Associates. In 2016 he opened his own practice, The Chary Law Firm, P.C. Sid’s areas of practice and experience include a wide variety of commercial and corporate transactions, investment and employment based immigration, and regulatory matters.


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