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Amanda Franklin quoted in Hotel News Now article

December 2020

MVA Immigration Member Amanda Franklin was quoted in the Hotel News Now article titled, “Foreign labor visa process expected to ease in 2021” which was published on December 11. This article is a follow up to the Hotel News Now article titled, “Pandemic cuts into seasonal hotels’ limited time” which was published on April 17.

That suspension, however, will expire by 31 December. Even if extended into January, the visa suspension would likely be ended by the upcoming Biden administration, said Amanda Franklin, an immigration labor attorney at Moore & Van Allen. It might not be a Day 1 priority, but it’s something likely to happen during the first quarter, she said.

This year has been challenging from a U.S. immigration perspective with several presidential proclamations issued in response to the pandemic, she said. The initial wave suspended entry for individuals coming from certain countries, but a second one suspended the issuance of new H-1Bs, H-2Bs and L’s. It also covered J-1 visas for new interns, trainees, teachers, camp counselors, au pairs and summer work travel program participants.

To view the complete article and quotes of Franklin, please click here.