Message regarding June 22 Presidential Proclamation

June 23, 2020


On Monday, June 22, 2020, President Trump issued a new Presidential Proclamation that goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. EDT on June 24, 2020. It suspends the entry of H-1B, H-2B, H-4, L-1, L-2 and certain J-1 visa holders who are currently outside the U.S. and do not have a visa that is valid on the effective date of this proclamation.

This proclamation does not apply to:

  • F-1 students and those on OPT or STEM OPT
  • J-1 students (including student interns) and those on academic training
  • J-1 research scholars, professors and short-term scholars
  • H-1B/L-1 visa holders physically present in the U.S.
  • H-1B/L-1 visa holders already in possession of a valid visa
  • TN, B-1, E-3, O-1 and other temporary work visa holders
  • Any U.S. lawful permanent resident
  • Spouses and children of U.S. citizens

MU international students or scholars planning to travel outside the U.S. should consult with their ISSS adviser before finalizing their plans. At this time, we do not know how this proclamation will affect the adjudication of current or future H-1B cases, or how it will affect Canadian nationals who do not require any of the above-named visas to enter the United States.

Additional information about this and other immigration-related proclamations is available on the NAFSA website.

We continue to monitor immigration-related proclamations and other U.S. government decisions closely, and will send updates as new information becomes available. If you have any questions or concerns, contact us by phone (573-882-6007) or email (isss@missouri.edu).