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EOs travel (2017)

Urgent Update: Travel Restrictions (January 30, 2017)

Foreign nationals who currently have non-immigrant visa status (H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, J-1, B-1, etc.) OR a green card/U.S. lawful permanent residency and are a citizen or national of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, Libya or Sudan should be informed that travel is not advised outside of the United States at this time. Foreign nationals from the above listed countries have encountered temporary detention, lengthy delays, admission refusals and/or refusal to board a flight to the United States.

On Friday, January 27, 2017, the Trump Administration issued an Executive Order (“EO”) temporarily barring foreign nationals from the above enumerated countries from entering the United States for a period of 120 days. Please be advised that this EO includes dual resident foreign nationals who may possess one of the above nationalities in addition to another (IE 2 passports from 2 separate nations). While the US District court has enjoined this EO temporarily in several locations across the United States, travel outside of the United States for foreign nationals of these countries is not advised at this time.

Additional updates will be posted as changes to this EO occur. Please keep in mind that additional countries may be added to this list in the coming days and weeks. Moreover, additional EOs could be executed that may directly affect foreign nationals in a different visa status. Therefore, the safest course of action is to avoid all non-essential travel outside of the United States. Thank you.

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