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Roberts Law Firm – Immigration Alert
Trump Presidential Executive Order
January 30, 2017
On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order that has important implications for nationals from seven (7) countries, including Syria, Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia. According to the most recent information as of January 30, 2017 the order has the following impact:
- For the next 90 days, non-immigrants traveling on passports from Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Libya, and Yemen will be temporarily suspended from entry to the United States. The travel ban includes all individuals who already received non-immigrant visas. Additionally, the U.S. Government will suspend the adjudication and issuance of visas for nationals of these seven (7) countries during the 90 day period.
- Current interpretation of the Executive Order indicates that anyone who holds a passport from a designated country is considered as being “from” the designated country. This includes dual citizens who hold passports from a designated country, as well as a non-designated country.
- Individuals holding passports from Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Libya, and Yemen, who are Lawful Permanent Residents (Green Card Holders), will be allowed to travel to the United States, and will be assessed for exceptions of inadmissibility upon arrival.
- The Executive Order does not affect naturalized United States citizens from the seven named countries.
- The Refugee Admissions Program will be temporarily suspended for the next 120 days while DHS and interagency partners review screening procedures to ensure refugees admitted in the future do not pose a security risk to citizens of the United States.
- The Refugee Admissions Program for individuals from Syria is suspended indefinitely.
Several filings have been made in various district courts to challenge parts of the Executive Order. As these challenges progress, elements of the Executive Order may change. Please continue to check on further developments.
Individuals impacted by the Executive Order may contact Jeremy Swearingen (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jing Zhao (email@example.com) at Roberts Law Firm, or by phone at (501) 821-5575.