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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.

Please read this FAQ from Maggio and Kattar, updated on Monday 30 January 2017, and this analysis by Littler, both published on Sunday 29 January 2017.

Action Items

  • Those intending to travel to the United States who may be affected by this Executive Order should contact a US immigration attorney for advice.
DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this immigration alert has been abridged from laws, court decisions, and administrative rulings and should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice. If you have specific questions regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Peregrine © 2017 Peregrine Immigration Management Ltd.