On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order restricting entry, visa issuance, screening procedures, and refugee admissions. The order bars entry to:
- refugees from anywhere in the world for 120 days and from Syria indefinitely.
- foreign nationals from seven designated countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for at least 120 days.
- Anyone who presents a passport from a designated country is being considered as being “from” the designated country. This includes dual citizens who present passports from a designated country, despite also holding another, non-subject nationality.
- Lawful Permanent Residents of the United States, although initially considered subject to the order, are now NOT being treated as subject to the order.
Despite temporary orders from some federal courts around the country that limit the implementation of parts of the Executive Order, at this time foreign nationals from the designated countries should refrain from traveling outside of the United States or do so with the understanding that they may be unable to return.
Information on the Executive Order can change quickly. Please consult an attorney if you think the order may impact your travel.