The immigrant and non-immigrant work visa ban was supposed to expire on December 31, 2020, but on the last day when the ban expired, Trump announced to extend the immigrant and work visa ban to March 31, 2021 to protect the United States labor.
Trump signed an executive order on June 22 to suspend the issuance of H-1B (skilled work visa), H-2B (short-term work visa), and H-4 (H-1B spouse visa) before December 31 ), L-1 (manager visa for multinational companies) and certain J-1 (visiting scholar visas), those who already hold a valid visa and are in the United States will not be affected.
The White House issued an announcement hours before Trump's original order was about to expire. Unless the Biden government lifts the visa ban before March 31, 2021, holders of this visa will be barred from entering the country.
Affected by the epidemic, the US economy has not yet fully recovered from the epidemic. Some conservative groups have recently put pressure on the Trump administration to extend the visa suspension period. Trump faced pressure from allies to extend the visa restriction order to 2021.
Not only will this ban not "open" jobs for Americans, it will also undermine and affect the economic recovery. When American companies cannot find American workers to take on a job, and foreign workers cannot enter the United States with visas, multinational companies are likely to open factories or expand operations outside the United States. In addition, President-elect Biden promised to revoke many of Trump's immigration policies.