• Alissa Rutkowski

Presidential Proclamation 10014: Urge Congress to Exempt Language Educators

Without exemption, the restrictions placed on H-1B and select J-1 visa programs, will have a profoundly negative impact on language and immersion programs


The Joint National Committee for Languages and the National Council for Languages and International Studies (JNCL-NCLIS) is deeply troubled by the continuance of Presidential Proclamation 10014, now restricting the issuance of essential nonimmigrant visas.


The restrictions placed on H-1B and select J-1 visa programs specifically, will have a profoundly negative impact on language and immersion programs, hindering educational opportunities for children across the U.S. and further damaging the United States economy by stunting progress in critical areas such as education and national security. 


Take action and use your voice to urge Congress to advocate for the exemption of H-1B and J-1 nonimmigrant visa programs for world language educators.


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JNCL-NCLIS Action Alerts are generously hosted by ACTFL's Legislative Action Center


Additional Advocacy Activities

Want to do more? After sending a letter via the link above, considering sending an additional letter to President Donald J. Trump.


JNCL-NCLIS' letter to the Administration is available below:




Has your language program been affected by the Presidential Proclamation? Fill out this survey of impact by Friday, July 10th, to provide the Administration with evidence in favor of creating an exemption for language educators.