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TRAVEL BAN 3.0

TRAVEL BAN 3.0 (The President’s Proclamation on Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats)

The White House issued a statement on President Trump’s 9/24/17 proclamation stating that the following countries did not meet the information sharing standards set out in E.O. 13780 and thus established travel restrictions for the following countries: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen.The new restrictions on travel vary by country and include a phased-in approach beginning next month.

Specifically, for North Korea and Syria, entry as immigrants and nonimmigrants is suspended.

For Chad, entry as immigrants, and as nonimmigrants on business (B-1), tourist (B-2), and business/tourist (B-1/B-2) visas, is suspended.

For Libya, entry as immigrants, and as nonimmigrants on business (B-1), tourist (B-2), and business/tourist (B-1/B-2) visas, is suspended.

For Yemen: entry as immigrants, and as nonimmigrants on business (B-1), tourist (B-2), and business/tourist (B-1/B-2) visas, is suspended.

For Iran, entry as immigrants and as nonimmigrants is suspended, except that entry by such nationals under valid student (F and M) and exchange visitor (J) visas is not suspended, although such individuals should be subject to enhanced screening and vetting requirements.

For Somalia: entry as immigrants is hereby suspended.  Additionally, visa adjudications for nationals of Somalia and decisions regarding their entry as nonimmigrants should be subject to additional scrutiny to determine if applicants are connected to terrorist organizations or otherwise pose a threat to the national security or public safety of the United States. 

For Venezuela: entry into as officials of government agencies of Venezuela involved in screening and vetting procedures -- including the Ministry of the Popular Power for Interior, Justice and Peace; the Administrative Service of Identification, Migration and Immigration; the Scientific, Penal and Criminal Investigation Service Corps; the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service; and the Ministry of the Popular Power for Foreign Relations -- and their immediate family members, as nonimmigrants on business (B-1), tourist (B-2), and business/tourist (B-1/B-2) visas, is suspended.  Further, nationals of Venezuela who are visa holders should be subject to appropriate additional measures to ensure traveler information remains current. 

Every year, the United States grants lawful permanent resident status to approximately 1.1 million individuals from all across the world. In FY 2016, the United States issued approximately 10.4 million nonimmigrant visas to individuals from all across the world. In FY 2016, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers processed more than 390 million travelers at air, land, and sea ports of entry, including more than 119 million travelers at airports of entry.