As you are all aware, President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week Wednesday limiting the issuance of immigration visas by U.S. Consulates and Embassies overseas for 60 days. The President states the order is needed to protect American jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic. Given that all U.S. Embassies and U.S. Consulates overseas are currently closed for all services at this time, the order has minimal effect.
As a BDV client, it’s important that you know that the order does not stop United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or the Department of Labor (DOL) from processing their respective cases nor does it have any effect on nonimmigrant visas such as H1B, F-1, or B1/B2. Further, it has no effect on the filing or approval of labor certifications or I-140 applications either.
BDV is carefully monitoring the situation and leveraging our contacts to get the best information possible. As always, we will keep you updated.
Chris Richardson COO and General Counsel at BDV Solutions.