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February 2017

Department of State Clarifies Application of Travel Ban to Dual Nationals

Filed February 3, 2017 in Temporary Visas, under DoS and Visa Office , tagged ,

The Department of State issued the following alert regarding the Travel Ban on February 2, 2017. This clarifies the Trump Executive Order of January 27, 2017, as it applies to dual nationals of a designated country and a country that is not on the Travel Ban list. We reproduce the State Department Alert regarding the Travel Ban below.

Despite this statement, we urge dual nationals of one of the 7 designated countries to seek appropriate legal counsel prior to any attempt to enter or leave the US to minimize any negative impact the Travel Ban may have. more »

Travel Ban Executive Order of January 27, 2017: Summary

Filed February 3, 2017 in Temporary Visas, under Immigration News , tagged ,

Travel Ban Muslim Ban Road ClosedThe Trump Administration issued an Executive Order on January 27, 2017, which, among other things, imposed a 90 day travel ban for nationals from 7 designated majority-Muslim countries.

The Travel Ban has suspended immigrant or nonimmigrant entry of individuals “from” one of 7 Muslim-majority countries. Designated countries now include Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Libya.

In addition, the Administration has indefinitely suspended visa issuance to individuals “from” one of the designated countries. The Order has also suspended admission of refugees to the US for 120 days. The Trump Administration has reserved the right to add to or subtract from the list of designated countries at any time. more »

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