Yesterday, President Donald Trump launched an executive order that extended an existing ban on immigrant work visas through completion of the year. The relocation forbids immigrants who are outside the United States from applying, however due to the fact that brand-new visas are normally released in October, the effects of the brand-new rules will be felt well into 2021. The proclamation particularly targets H-1B and H-2B visas, in addition to J and L visas. As a result, the San Francisco Bay area, with its high concentration of STEM-based
markets, might be disproportionately impacted. To better understand the executive order’s potential impacts on the startup neighborhood– and the tech landscape in basic– I interviewed< a href=" https://techcrunch.com/author/sophie-alcorn/
” > TechCrunch factor Sophie Alcorn, a Silicon Valley-based migration attorney. TechCrunch: For how long does the executive order prohibit releasing new work visas?< a class=" crunchbase-link" href=" https://crunchbase.com/person/sophie-alcorn "target=" _ blank" data-type="individual” data-entity=” sophie-alcorn” > Sophie Alcorn: The new ban will last
till at least December 31, 2020 and might be continued longer” as needed. “The federal government prepares to revisit this order within the next month. Every 60 days after that, the Departments of State, Labor and Homeland Security will be suggesting modifications if required. What will be a few of the initial effects of suspending brand-new H-1B visas? Recipients
of this spring’s H-1B visa lottery game( for federal government fiscal year 2021 )will not be able to apply for
visas at consulates this year. Typically after the I-129 petition gets approved in the summer season, candidates will go for visa interviews at consulates abroad to request H-1Bs and to get in the U.S. prior to the October 1 normal start date. That will probably not be possible this year. For individuals with technical, expert and research backgrounds and business that engage in research, a huge impact is that there
will not be new J-1s issued this year either for interns, experts, students and researchers who are presently abroad. Do you have a sense of how many J-1 visa holders there remain in the Bay Area? I estimate that there are at least 15,000 J-1 visa holders in the Bay Location.
In 2018, California had over 35,000 participants throughout over 600 sponsors according to the State Department. The function of the program is to promote cross-cultural exchange. J-1s are not simply au pairs, who are essential to so many households, consisting of those with special-needs children, but many other types of
workers. Other examples are post-doctoral researchers at universities such as Stanford and Berkeley in myriad fields. J-1 holders are likewise conducting innovative research at private tech business in fields such as AI and semiconductors and genomics. Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.