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Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration and Travel Ban January 30, 2017

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Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration and Travel Ban, Manhattan, New York

As a result of the confusion created by President Trump’s Executive Order which was signed Friday, Berd & Klauss, PLLC will be providing updates on the latest guidance and clarification from the Department of Homeland Security. As of today, the following groups have been deemed to be eligible for a waiver pursuant to specific sections of the EO. These individuals include:

  • Lawful Permanent Residents (green card holders) and individuals in possession of a valid I-512 issued by CIS;
  • Returning Refugees (to include any 1st time refugees encountered);
  • Returning Asylees;
  • Unaccompanied Alien Children;

Today, Monday, DHS provided the following guidance on the interpretation of the Executive Order:

For the next 90 days, nearly all travelers, except U.S. citizens, traveling on passports from Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Libya, and Yemen will be temporarily suspended from entry to the United States. The 90 day period will allow for proper review and establishment of standards.

Importantly, Lawful Permanent Residents (green card holders) of the United States traveling on a valid I-551 will be allowed to board U.S. bound aircraft and will be assessed for exceptions at arrival ports of entry, as appropriate.  The entry of these individuals, subject to national security checks, is in the national interest. Therefore, we expect swift entry for these individuals.

In the first 30 days, DHS will perform a global country-by-country review of the information each country provides when their citizens apply for a U.S. visa or immigration benefit. Countries will then have 60 days to comply with any requests from the U.S. government to update or improve the quality of the information they provide.

Berd & Klauss, PLLC will continue to provide further information as it becomes available and work with all individuals affected directly, or indirectly, by these events.

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