Following the United States Federal District Court for the Northern District of California issuing a narrow injunction against the United States Department of State, certain nonimmigrant visa applicants that were previously subjected to U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration ban executive order will no longer be subjected to the executive order. Specifically, the injunction stops entry restrictions on any J-1, H-1B, H-2B or L-1 applicant that was either sponsored or petitioned by one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit.  The named plaintiffs include:

  • National Association of Manufacturers;
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce;
  • National Retail Federation;
  • TechNet; and
  • Intrax, Inc.

Eligible nonimmigrant visa applicants should remain cautious that the availability to process their visas may be limited as U.S. Embassies and Consulates remain unable to operate at full capacity due to the COVID-19 pandemic and specific in-country movement restrictions. Eligible nonimmigrant visa applicants may however request an emergency interview appointment by contacting the Embassy or Consulate where their nonimmigrant visa interview is scheduled.

Eligible nonimmigrant visa applicants in Asia are encouraged to contact us at and speak with a U.S. immigration lawyer at one of our offices in Ho Chi Minh City, Manila or Taipei.

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