UNITED STATES – White House Executive Orders: Travel Ban FAQ
On Friday 27 January 2017, as expected, President Trump signed an Executive Order "Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nations" that included a 90-day ban on entry and visa issuance for citizens of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. It also included a 120-day "pause" in refugee admissions.
As Customs and Border Patrol officials and foreign and US airports work to implement this Executive Order and various organisations file lawsuits in the hope of reversing all or part of this order, the situation is currently evolving and changing rapidly.
- Those intending to travel to the United States who may be affected by this Executive Order should contact a US immigration attorney for advice.