PRESIDENT TRUMP’S EXECUTIVE ORDER AFFECTING INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
This executive order, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” signed this past Friday, January 27, 2017, suspends the immigrant and nonimmigrant (temporary) entry of nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. This 90-day ban on entry includes those born in these countries or holding their passports, even if they have passports from another country, such as the United Kingdom. Green card holders should be admitted, though Customs and Border Protection officers have discretion to question these permanent residents. Numerous news reports make clear that affected individuals have not been allowed to board flights and have been refused entry or detained after arrival at U.S. airports.
The same order suspends the admission of all refugees for four months and stops indefinitely the admission of Syrian refugees.
We advise people who could be affected by this order not to leave the United States. If individuals are already outside the U.S., they should consult with their immigration attorney before attempting to return.
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