On June 22nd, President Trump issued Proclamation suspending entry of aliens who present a risk to the U.S. Labor Market following the coronavirus outbreak. The Proclamation bans entry of certain nonimmigrant workers including H-1B, H-2B, J-1 and L-1 until the end of the year.

This Proclamation will not affect TN visa holders from Canada and Mexico, among other nonimmigrant visa holders in the US. These individuals may travel outside the US subject to normal travel restrictions.

CBP Headquarters also confirmed that Canadians entering as H, L or J nonimmigrants are exempt from the Presidential Proclamation. This guidance has been relayed to local CBP ports on this issue.

In contrast, Canada continues to welcome new immigrants and are accepting Express Entry profiles and permanent and temporary resident applications including study permit and work permit. IRCC is flexible in providing candidates with more time to provide documents unavailable due to Covid-19. The Immigration Minister of Canada strongly believes that “Immigration will absolutely be key to our success and our economic recovery.”

At NPZ, our U.S. and Canadian Immigration Law Specialists seek to assist clients with regard to employment and family immigration issues. If you or your friends or family should have any questions, please feel free to contact us at or you can call our offices at 201-670-0006 (x100). We look forward to being able to assist you.

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Nachman, Phulwani, Zimovcak (NPZ) Law Group, P.C. At NPZ Law Group, we are business immigration lawyers who understand that success in today's global marketplace requires a skilled and mobile workforce. We provide our business clients with the legal assistance they require in immigration matters to help them meet their business goals while complying with applicable immigration laws and regulations.

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