Worldwide ERC® Sends Trump Letter on Nonimmigrant VisasWorldwide ERC® - May 22 2020
Worldwide ERC® sent President Trump a letter requesting that he not suspend the issuance of nonimmigrant visas
Yesterday, Worldwide ERC® sent a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump outlining our position that the U.S. should not temporarily restrict access to nonimmigrant visas. Worldwide ERC® also signed on to a letter to the President from 324 employers, associations and groups making a similar request on particular nonimmigrant visas.
In his Proclamation of 22 April, which temporarily suspended immigrant visas, the President directed the Secretaries of Homeland Security and Labor, in consultation with the Secretary of State, to review nonimmigrant visa programs. The Secretaries must report to the President on nonimmigrant programs and “other measures appropriate to simulate the United States economy and ensure the prioritization, hiring, and employment of United States Workers” within 30 days.
The letter included the several key arguments:
- The U.S. will need a strong workforce mobility infrastructure and employers need to be able to relocate employers for an economic recovery to occur.
- The workforce mobility industry employs 150,000 people many of who work for small businesses that can ill-afford to continue to lose business.
- Suspending the O, H-1B, H-4, E, F-1 and especially L-1 visas would have significant impacts on necessary to U.S. economic recovery and our members.
The letter went to senior officials at the White House, Departments of Homeland Security, Labor and State as well as House and Senate Judiciary Committees