Immigration Back-Logs & Travel Bans: Back to Business as Usual or Long-Term Impact?


Greenberg Traurig

333 SE 2nd Avenue - Suite 4400

Miami, Fla. 33131 

Date & Time

Start Date: 11/30/2021
Start Time: 12:00 pm
End Time: 2:00 pm EST


With a new US administration and an ongoing global pandemic, limitations on international travel and employee transfers have exacerbated an already complex immigration situation and continue to impact global organizations.

In a survey conducted in September by the EACC Network, nearly 90% of respondents said the travel restrictions alone impacted their company/organization/operations, with 74% answering that the impact had been ‘significant’ or ‘noticeable’.

While the reopening of the U.S. border to travelers from the Schengen Area and other European countries beginning in November is excellent news, it remains to be seen what the long-term effects of the EU-US border closures will have on labor shortages and talent retention for companies here in the United States.


International travel rules update

  • What was the impact of the US travel bans for the airline industry and international travel?
  • What are the new rules and what is their impact a few weeks into their implementation?
  • What can be expected with regard to international travel in the next few months and longer term?

Immigration update

  • How does the Presidential Proclamation impact employees on non-immigrant visas?
  • What is the impact of limited Consular and Visa services; and what about USCIS?
  • What is a National Interest Exception (NIE)? How does it affect business travel and international transfer of employees?
  • How should employers handle travel abroad for employees on non-immigration visas?
  • How should employers handle employees working remotely or shifting to work from home?



Scott Bettridge

Chair, Immigration Practice

(305) 704-5953

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