On June 22nd, President Trump issued a Proclamation to suspend the entry of individuals using temporary worker visas. This Proclamation comes 60 days after President Trump’s April 22, 2020 Proclamation, which suspended the issuance of family-based, employment-based, and green card diversity lottery immigrant visas for 60 days.
If you are interested in filing for residence but do not have an employer to petition for you, one possible alternative is filing a self-petition based on your work experience and achievements. Generally, there are two ways to self-petition for residence:
- The EB-11 Extraordinary Ability Petition
- The EB-2 National Interest Waiver (NIW) Petition