Families, including those with US citizen children, are being separated. Business will suffer significantly.
No respectable democracy in the world is doing this. Why is the US doing this? Japan's unemployment rate is less than 3% right now. What do you think the US unemployment rate is right now?
Who you vote for matters. Hindsight is 20-20. When you elect a clown, don't be surprised if your country becomes a joke.
President Trump issued a proclamation continuing Proclamation 10014 of April 22, 2020, and suspending and limiting the entry of any individual seeking entry pursuant to any of the following nonimmigrant visas:
(a) an H-1B or H-2B visa, and any individual accompanying or following to join such individual;
(b) a J visa, to the extent the individual is participating in an intern, trainee, teacher, camp counselor, au pair, or summer work travel program, and any individual accompanying or following to join such individual; and
(c) an L visa, and any individual accompanying or following to join such individual.
The proclamation shall apply only to any individual who:
(i) is outside the United States on the effective date of this proclamation;
(ii) does not have a nonimmigrant visa that is valid on the effective date of this proclamation; and
(iii) does not have an official travel document other than a visa (such as a transportation letter, an appropriate boarding foil, or an advance parole document) that is valid on the effective date of this proclamation or issued on any date thereafter that permits him or her to travel to the United States and seek entry or admission.
The suspension and limitation on entry pursuant to section 2 of this proclamation shall not apply to:
(i) any lawful permanent resident of the United States;
(ii) any individual who is the spouse or child, as defined in section 101(b)(1) of the INA (8 U.S.C. 1101(b)(1)), of a United States citizen;
(iii) any individual seeking to enter the United States to provide temporary labor or services essential to the United States food supply chain; and
(iv) any individual whose entry would be in the national interest as determined by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Security, or their respective designees.
For the purposes of determining who is covered under the “national interest” exemption, the Proclamation directs the Secretaries of State, Labor, and Homeland Security to determine standards for those to whom such an exemption would be available, including any individuals who:
• are critical to the defense, law enforcement, diplomacy, or national security of the United States;
• are involved with the provision of medical care to individuals who have contracted COVID-19 and are currently hospitalized;
• are involved with the provision of medical research at U.S. facilities to help the United States combat COVID-19;
• are necessary to facilitate the immediate and continued economic recovery of the United States; or
• are children who would age out of eligibility for a visa because of this proclamation or Proclamation 10014.
Discretion: The consular officer has discretion to determine if an individual is within one of the exempted categories outlined above.
The proclamation is effective immediately, and shall expire on December 31, 2020, and may be continued.