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Trump Issues Ban on H-1B Visas and Green Cards Through 2020

HeadlineJun 23, 2020

In immigration news, Trump issued a proclamation Monday suspending any new foreign work visas through the end of 2020, including the H-1B program for high-skilled workers. It also extends a ban on green cards issued outside the U.S., which has been in place since April. The Trump administration cited the coronavirus pandemic, saying the move will safeguard jobs for U.S. citizens. The order is expected to affect over half a million workers.

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