Travel Ban - As it Stands Now

Our administration appears hellbent on making sure some version of the travel ban is in place. Unfortunately, with the Supreme Court's ruling on Monday, that time is now here.

Here's what the ban does: it allows the Department of Homeland Security to deny permanent and temporary visas - and thus entries - to the U.S. for individuals from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen, as well as North Korea, and a small set of Venezuelan government officials. It would not affect green card holders, or people who had visas at the time of the Executive Order (September 24, 2017).

There is a waiver available, however, which Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) will consider on a case-by-case basis. If the person trying to enter the U.S. can show (i) undue hardship, (ii) that they are no threat to national security, and (iii) that it would be in the national interest, that person will be allowed to enter the U.S.

It's very important to seek the right kind of legal help. Experienced attorneys know the types of evidence to submit to show hardship and national security factors. Contact our office today for a thorough consultation and we can help bring your relatives - or keep them here!

For the text of the travel ban, see here.