How This Impacts Mobility
The Proclamation is unlikely to have much effect in the short-term on the relocation of employees to the U.S. Non-immigrant applicants are exempt and most companies have already voluntarily suspensed the relocation of all but employees essential to activities during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Also, U.S. Consulates abroad are not currently processing applications and there are travel restrictions in place around the globe. However, the potential of an extension of the suspension will complicate planning for companies looking to relocate employees to the U.S. once travel and societal interaction restrictions are gradually lifted. For more information, contact Tristan North.