On April 22, 2020, President Trump issued a Proclamation titled “Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the US Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak.” This Proclamation comes after the President’s initial announcement on Monday evening that “US immigration” would be temporarily suspended to protect the jobs of US workers. The new Proclamation applies immediately (effective 11:59 pm (ET) on April 23, 2020) and will expire 60 days from its effective date unless it is extended or modified.
About Alexander Castrodale
Alex is the Chair of the Immigration Group and focuses on employment-based immigration, including temporary and permanent visas, family-based immigration, naturalization and exclusion/deportation defense. He gained an insider's perspective of all facets of immigration law by working for the U.S. Department of Justice and traveling extensively around the world.
About Maria Salvatori
As an Associate in the Immigration Group, Maria focuses her practice on employment-based immigration, including temporary and permanent visas and family-based permanent residence applications. Prior to joining the Firm, Maria was a legal intern at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law Immigration Clinic.
About Alexa Forte
With more than 20 years of experience in the field of immigration law, Alexa focuses on employment-based immigration, advising domestic and international companies regarding temporary and permanent visas for their foreign national employees. She also assists employers with federal compliance issues in the contexts of corporate restructuring and government audits.
About Kate Drabecki
Kate is a member of the Immigration Group, where she provides counsel on employment-based temporary and permanent visa categories to small and medium-sized for-profit organizations and large multinational companies, as well as on family-based permanent residence applications to individual clients and exclusion/deportation defense. Kate's clients include companies in such industries as chemicals, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, financial services, engineering, information technology, and agriculture.