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What is the actual impact of Trump’s H-1B visa ban and other questions answered

The different categories of visa holders who will be impacted, those who will not be, exemptions if any and other salient parts of the US action that you should know.

June 23, 2020 / 08:07 PM IST

US President Donald Trump banned non-immigrant visas such as H-1B and L-1 till December in an executive order on June 22 (local time). In the order, Trump also extended the ban for issuance of Green Cards till the end of 2020.

This would impact H-1B, H-2, L-1, J visa holders. However, students and optional training programmes, which foreign students can avail after graduation, remain unaffected.

What does the new order say?