Will Athletes Be Impacted By The Latest Presidential Visa Proclamation?


On June 22, 2020, President Trump signed a proclamation suspending the entry of certain non-immigrants in specific work visa categories. The proclamation will remain in effect through December 31, 2020 and may be continued or modified as necessary.

The Proclamation suspends the issuance of visas for those seeking entry pursuant to an:

  • H-1B visa and any foreign national coming to join them;

  • H-2B visa and any foreign national coming to join them;

  • J visa, to the extent the foreign national is participating in an intern, trainee, teacher, camp counselor, au pair, or summer work travel program, and any foreign national coming to join them; and

  • L visa, and