Immigration partner Diamela del Castillo-Payet was recently interviewed by NTN24, Colombia’s largest television news channel, to discuss President Donald Trump’s temporary immigration suspension due to the coronavirus. Diamela explained that the measure amounts to a suspension of the immigration process – not a cancellation – effectuated to allow the employment sector of the economy the opportunity to recuperate. In 60 days, those who are in the process of searching for permanent residence can expect processes to normalize.
Diamela clarified that non-immigrant visas, mostly used to permit foreign nationals to work temporarily in the US will not be affected by the executive order.
About Diamela del Castillo-Payet
Diamela del Castillo-Payet is a partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen, where she is a member of the Tax & International Law practice group. Her practice focuses on employment-based (temporary and permanent) and family-based immigration petitions and applications. She represents the firm’s clients before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service as well as consular and other government authorities in the processing of E-2 Treaty visas for investors and managers, O-2 visas for extraordinary ability and L-1 intracompany transferee for executives, managers and specialized knowledge visas.