Clarification on Recent Executive Order

Clarification on Recent Executive Order

Dear Clients,

We are writing to clarify that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its various entities i.e. Department of State (DOS), Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), and USCIS have issued clarification on the implementation of the recent Executive Order which applies to nearly all travelers, except U.S. citizens, traveling on passports from Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Libya, and Yemen who are applying for entry to the United States at any port of entry—air, land or sea.

Please read the official clarifications issued below:

https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/01/29/protecting-nation-foreign-terrorist-entry-united-states

https://www.cbp.gov/border-security/protecting-nation-foreign-terrorist-entry-united-states

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/27/executive-order-protecting-nation-foreign-terrorist-entry-united-states

We Also Confirm, There are No Current Plans to Expand Travel Ban Beyond Current Countries

In response to rumors of plans to expand the travel ban to other countries, DOS informed to AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) that there is no addendum, annex, or amendment now being worked on to expand visa revocations or the travel ban to countries other than those currently implicated in the Executive Order entitled, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” This includes Colombia and Venezuela which have been widely rumored to be under consideration. DOS confirmed that there is no information that supports such a rumor and asked that AILA members help end the spread of this false information.

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