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Limited Injunction Against Nonimmigrant H-1B, H-2B, and J-1 Visa Entry Ban

By October 16, 2020March 31st, 2021H-1B and E-3 Visa, Immigration, News

Judge White of the Federal District Court for Northern District of California has issued a limited injunction against the non-immigrant travel ban issued by the Trump Administration against the entry of H-1B, H-2B, and certain J-1 nonimmigrants. The original executive order was issued in June and blocked the entry of these nonimmigrants on the grounds of protection of jobs for US workers. Starting on 12:01 am EST on June 24 and lasting until December 31, the following visa holders who are outside of the United States and do not hold a valid visa or a valid travel document, will not be granted entry into the country.


  • H-1B and H-2B nonimmigrants;
  • L-1A executives and managers;
  • L-1B specialized knowledge workers;
  • J-1 interns, trainees, teachers, camp counselors, au pairs and Summer Work Travel participants; and
  • Their dependent spouses and children.
  • Non-immigrant visa categories not listed above, including the E-1, E-2, E-3, or TN visas, are not impacted by this order.

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The injunction is a limited injunction benefits the plaintiff of the lawsuit against the Department of State and Department of Homeland security. The 5 plaintiffs are: the National Association of Manufacturers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Retail Federation and Technet, as well as Intrax, Inc. The injunction does not impact any nonimmigrant visa holders not working for one of the plaintiffs listed above.

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