Effect of EO on employer-side immigration practices?

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Effect of EO on employer-side immigration practices?

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:35 pm

Any thoughts on how the Exec Order re immigration will affect immigration practices, esp at law firms with significant employer-side practices? Seems like a lot of places’ bread and butter is churning H1Bs and it feels like this might be a death knell that kills off the business coronavirus didn’t. Or is that an overreaction?

Anon bc worried about my job security in one of these firms :(

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Re: Effect of EO on employer-side immigration practices?

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:06 pm

The H1B lottery for this year was decided on March 31st and the applications are due to USCIS by June 30th. Most employers have already completed the H1B applications for this year (filed and approved). The EO is only in effect until the end of this year, a prospective H1B applicant can simply delay their entry until January when the EO is hopefully lifted.

Additionally, the EO does not affect H1B applicants currently residing in the US (e.g. F1, OPT). All applications, RFE, etc. associated with these would not be impacted.

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