Yesterday afternoon, President Trump signed Executive Order, Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States. As a result, nationals from the seven countries of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen, are banned from entry into the U.S. for 90 days. This includes U.S. Permanent Residents, or individuals with “green cards,” and dual nationals, which are individuals who may have been born in one of the designated countries but hold citizenship in a second country. SPS Immigration is aware of individuals being refused entry onto flights abroad, refusal to admit individuals into the U.S. after landing, and detention of individuals arriving in the U.S.
This Executive order also suspends the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) for four months and the indefinite suspension of any Syrian refugee until further notice. Exceptions include case-by-case basis decisions by the U.S. Department of State and Department of Homeland Security, so long as the entry is in the U.S. national interest and would not pose a risk to the security or welfare of the U.S.
If you have questions or concerns about this Executive Order or its impact on your life, please contact SPS Immigration immediately.