Visa Exempt Canadians Are Not Subject to the Proclamation
AILA CBP-OFO Liaison Committee has received confirmation from CBP HQ that Canadians entering as H, L or J nonimmigrants are exempt from the Presidential Proclamation issued on June 22, 2020, and effective on June 24, 2020. Guidance has been provided to local CBP ports on this issue.
Individuals with Valid Visas Prior to Proclamation’s Effective Date Are Not Subject to the Proclamation Regardless of Previous Entry
Additionally, AILA has received confirmation from an individual who spoke with a senior USCIS official that those with valid visas issued prior to the effective date of the Proclamation (June 24, 2020, at 12:01 am (ET)) will be allowed entry after the suspension goes into effect regardless of whether they have come in before or not on that visa.