The Trump administration has recently placed a ban against certain visas, enabling people from migrating to the U.S. during the current health crisis. However, there are still a few employment visas available for applicants, even amidst the recent immigration ban. Our Miami immigration attorneys go over details about the current immigration ban and which employment visas are still available.
Immigration Ban During the COVID-19 Pandemic
As the spread of COVID-19 continues to affect people throughout the United States, the Trump administration decided to implement an immigration ban to prevent more infected individuals from entering the United States. Although this ban is said to be temporary, it affects thousands of foreign individuals seeking employment in the U.S. Currently, the ban’s tentative end date is on December 31, 2020.
Which Visas Aren’t Affected by the Immigration Ban?
The Trump administration has excluded a few employment visas from the immigration ban. Below are the employment visas that are still available:
- E-2 Visas - E-2 visas are for foreign nationals who reside in a country that the United States maintains a treaty of commerce with. These individuals also must have invested or are actively in the process of investing a significant amount of capital in a bona fide American business. The visa applicant will need to demonstrate that they are only entering the country to direct the investment.
- O-1 Visas - This visa is a non-immigrant visa, which means that it only grants temporary admission into the United States on the basis of work. To be eligible for an O-1 visa, you must have an extraordinary ability in areas such as athletics, business, education, sciences, art, television, or film.
- P-1A Visas - The P-1A visa is temporarily given to individuals to travel to the U.S. to compete in athletic competition. Both individuals and teams can apply for this visa, but the team must be recognized on an international level.
Experienced Miami Immigration Attorneys
If you are interested in applying for one of the employment visas available amidst the recent immigration ban, our team at Revilla Law Firm, P.A. is here to assist you. Our Miami immigration lawyers have successfully handled thousands of immigration cases. We have the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to guide you through the application process and help you obtain an employment visa suited for your specific needs.
Contact our Miami immigration lawyers today at (305) 858-2323 to schedule a consultation!