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State Department to Resume Work Visa Processing After Ban’s End

April 1, 2021, 4:35 PM

The U.S. State Department said it will resume processing H-1B and other guestworker visas that were banned under a Trump administration proclamation issued last June.

Presidential proclamation 10052 quietly expired Wednesday night, making the State Department’s Thursday announcement the first official acknowledgment by the Biden administration that those restrictions have ended.

Now-former President Donald Trump on June 22 had barred certain visa holders from entering the U.S., including those in the H-1B and H-4 classifications used by workers in specialty occupations and their families, as well as L visas for intracompany transfers and most J visas for work- and study-abroad ...