On August 3, 2020, the White House issued an executive order directing federal agencies to contract with those who prioritize the hiring of U.S. citizens and green card holders over foreign workers for contract positions.
Universities and states across the country have filed multiple lawsuits seeking to invalidate and enjoin implementation of the Student and Exchange Visitor Program’s new policy on online learning alternatives for nonimmigrant university students.
The Government of Canada extended the restriction on foreign nationals entering Canada from destinations other than the U.S. until at least July 31. It also extended the the mandatory 14-day quarantine period for all travellers through August 31.
On June 22, 2020, and citing economic recovery needs and unemployment due to the pandemic, President Trump issued a proclamation outlining expected new temporary restrictions on H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 nonimmigrant worker visas.
The Supreme Court has blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to rescind the DACA program, which protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States as children from potential removal, and offers them work authorization.