Executive Order Regarding Immigration – Travel Advisory


Travel Warning:  

President Trump signed an Executive Order on Friday, January 27, entitled Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States by Foreign Nationals which “suspends” the immigrant and nonimmigrant entry of individuals “from” the 7 countries ofIran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, effective immediately, for a minimum of 90 days, together with other restrictions.

Notwithstanding federal court orders enjoining enforcement of the ban, statements and announcements from the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. State Department indicate that both agencies will continue to implement the order, albeit with some possible modifications. Additionally, we are receiving reports that in practice this ban has impacted the entry and admission of permanent residents (green card holders) born in these 7 countries and dual nationals (i.e., persons who are or were nationals or citizens of one of the 7 listed countries notwithstanding they now hold dual nationality or citizenship of a non-listed country), as well as refugees and nonimmigrant visaholders. Hopefully, guidance in the coming days and weeks will bring clarity to this situation. In the meantime, we advise that anyone who might fit into these classes of travelers refrain from international travel. Additionally, because other countries may be added to the current list of 7 countries, we also recommend that non-U.S. citizens who may be affected by the Executive Order similarly refrain from non-urgent travel.

In other words, if you are in the U.S. at present and this order could pertain to you, don’t leave. If you are outside the U.S. at present and this order could pertain to you, consult with us or your attorney before trying to return to the U.S.

For further updates, go to http://harrisvisalaw.com/resources/, and cbp.gov, and please know we would be pleased to provide advice and counsel in a telephonic consultation or otherwise. Simply contact info@nullharrisvisalaw.com with questions or concerns, so that we may be of further assistance.

We stand with those individuals, families, organizations, and businesses adversely impacted by this order. We are here to be of support in these challenging times.

Sincerely, and with the warmest of regards,

Harris Immigration Law

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