Update Regarding President Trump’s Entry Ban Against the Nationals of 7 Countries

03. Feb. 2017

First, on February 2, 2017, USCIS’ Acting Director, Lori Scialabba, distributed an internal memo instructing all USCIS employees to continue adjudicating all pending and incoming cases, including those from the seven countries subject to the U.S. entry ban: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Prior to this memo, there had been credible report that USCIS suspended processing cases for nationals subject to the entry ban authorized by President Trump’s Executive Order.  The U.S. entry ban for the seven designated countries is still in effect.

Second, the Executive Order does NOT restrict the travel of dual nationals from ANY country with a valid U.S. visa in a passport of an unrestricted country.  Also, U.S. Embassies and Consulates around the world will continue to process visa applications and issue nonimmigrant and immigrant visas to otherwise eligible visa applicants who apply with a passport from an unrestricted country, even if they hold dual nationality from one of the seven restricted countries.

ILG will continue to provide updates as needed.