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Trump will extend until March 31 the restrictions on work visas and 'green cards' due to the coronavirus pandemic


The president launched the measure in April and it had effect only until the end of 2020. The White House defends that they were imposed to protect the jobs of Americans. It's unclear what Joe Biden will do when he takes office in January.

The Trump Administration announced this Thursday that it will extend until March 31, 2021, the prohibitions related to residence permits or

green cards

 that are requested from abroad and the freezing of certain types of work visas, a measure that the White House imposed. under the justification of the coronavirus pandemic.

These bans significantly toughened legal immigration to the United States.

The extent of its effect is consistent with the outgoing president's hard-line stance on immigration issues.

It is not clear if

 or when

President-elect Joe Biden would lift the measures

after he takes office on January 20.

Your transition team's immigration platform doesn't specifically address the issue.

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In April, Trump imposed a ban on foreign-issued green cards, which mainly benefited family members of people already in the United States.

Later in June, the White House also restricted H-1B visas (widely used by American and Indian tech company workers and their families), H-2B visas (for seasonal non-agricultural workers), J visas -1 (for cultural exchange), and L-1 visas (for managers and other key employees of multinational corporations).

With information from The Associated Press

Source: telemundo

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