New Travel Ban Halted by Federal Judges

New Travel Ban Halted by Federal Judges ( March 6, 2017, President Trump’s administration issued a new executive order to replace the travel ban that went into effect on January 27, 2017 (and was halted by judicial decision).  The new order was set to into effect on March 16, 2017. This second order contained many of the elements of the first and it included all but one of the same countries included in the first ban. And the second order also was halted by judicial decision on March 15, 2017.

Although enforcement of the travel ban has been halted, if you are a Legal Permanent Resident, Visa holder, dual national, or immigrant of any status from one of the targeted countries, you may want to consult with an immigration lawyer before traveling outside the United States. These countries include: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Though Iraq was removed from the second travel ban, it was included in the first and immigrants from that country were subject to the effects of the first ban when it was enacted.

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