U.S.A. Extending Ban on Green Cards and Non-Immigrant Visas Also AffectedJune 23, 2020
On Monday, June 22, 2020, the Trump administration announced that it was extending a ban on Green Cards issued outside the United States until the end of the year and adding many temporary work visas to the freeze, including those used heavily by technology companies and multinational corporations.
The policy behind the freeze is to free up jobs in the American economy which has suffered because of COVID-19. It is estimated that the restrictions will free up to 525,000 jobs for Americans.
The ban, while temporary, would amount to major restructuring of legal immigration if made permanent. Long-term changes targeting high-tech workers are also being sought.
The ban on new visas also applies to H-1B visas, which are widely used by major American and Indian technology company workers and their families, H-2B visas for non-agricultural seasonal workers, J-1 visas for cultural exchanges and L-1 visas for managers and other key employees of multinational corporations.
By contrast, Canada plans on welcoming 341,000 new permanent residents in 2020, 351,000 in 2021, and 361,000 in 2022 while reducing application processing times and improving service delivery and client services at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, notwithstanding COVID-19.
For those who are/were considering American Immigration, Canada may be a more viable and attractive option right now, especially considering the current uncertainty surrounding U.S. Immigration and all of the political chaos and unrest in the United States.Tags: America, American Immigration, application, Application for Permanent Residence, applications, apply for canadian immigration, Canada, canada employment immigration, canada immigration, canada immigration skilled worker, Canada visa, canadian experience class, canadian immigration, canadian immigration skilled worker, Confirmation of Permanent Residence, COPR, coronavirus, COVID-19, criminal check, documents, Donald Trump, economic immigration, Executive Order, Express Entry, federal application, federal skilled trades, Federal Skilled Trades Class, Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Worker Program, government fees, Green Card, I.N.S., immigration, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Immigration levels, immigration refugees and citizenship canada, Immigration to U.S.A., IRCC, land, medical examination, migrate to canada, Online Express Entry Profile, passport, permanent residence, permanent residency, Permanent Resident Visa, President Trump, PRV, security check, skilled workers, suspension, Trump, U.S., U.S. Immigration, U.S.A., United States, United States of America, web form
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