- What is a Green Card?
- Who is affected by the travel ban?
- What are the restrictions of the travel ban?
- How long is the travel ban in effect?
- What are the exceptions to the travel ban?
- How did the travel ban come about?
- What are the reactions to the travel ban?
- What does the future hold for the travel ban?
- How can I get more information about the travel ban?
- Where can I go for help if I am affected by the travel ban?
If you’re a holder of a Green card or travel ban, you may be wondering if you’re still allowed to travel. Unfortunately, the answer is no. As of now, holders of green cards and travel ban are banned from traveling to the United States.
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What is a Green Card?
A Green Card holder (permanent resident) is someone who has been granted authorization to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis. As proof of that status, they are given a permanent resident card, commonly called a Green Card.
The steps on how to get a Green Card vary depending on an individual’s status. Generally, there are five ways someone can become a permanent resident of the United States: family sponsorship, employment sponsorship, investment, refuge or asylee status, or the Diversity Visa Lottery program. Family sponsorship is the most common way to obtain a Green Card, followed by employment sponsorship.
Who is affected by the travel ban?
The current travel ban applies to citizens of Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Somalia, and Yemen. It also includes some non-citizens who have been connected with terrorism.
Green card holders from the affected countries are not banned from entering the United States. However, they may be subject to extra scrutiny and can expect longer wait times when going through customs.
What are the restrictions of the travel ban?
The travel ban, which was put in place in 2017, restricts travel from certain countries The ban includes Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.
Holders of green cards and other visas are not affected by the travel ban. However, the ban does make it difficult for people from the affected countries to visit the United States.
How long is the travel ban in effect?
The travel ban instituted by the Trump Administration in early 2017 has been in effect for over a year now. The ban prohibits citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. The countries included in the ban are Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The ban also includes certain non-Muslim countries, such as North Korea and Venezuela.
The travel ban has beenstrikingly controversial since it was first enacted. Critics argue that it is a “Muslim ban” that discriminates against people of one religion. Supporters of the travel ban argue that it is necessary to protect national security. The Trump Administration has filed several different versions of the travel ban in an attempt to make it constitutional. However, multiple courts have struck down the travel ban as unconstitutional.
The latest version of the travel ban was set to expire on September 24, 2017. However, on September 22, 2017, President Trump issued a new presidential proclamation indefinitely extending the travel ban.
What are the exceptions to the travel ban?
The United States has put a ban on travel for citizens of seven countries. The countries included in the ban are Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The ban is for 90 days and it was put in place on January 27th, 2017.
There are exceptions to this travel ban. If you have a green card, you are allowed to enter the United States. If you have a valid visa, you are also allowed to enter the United States. If you are a dual citizen of one of the banned countries and another country that is not on the list, you are allowed to enter the United States with a valid passport from the other country. There are also exceptions for those who have asylum or refugee status.
How did the travel ban come about?
The travel ban came about as a result of Executive Order 13769, which was issued by President Donald Trump on January 27, 2017. The order temporarily suspended entry into the United States for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The order also suspended the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days and indefinitely banned Syrian refugees from entering the United States. After facing numerous legal challenges, the Trump administration issued a revised travel ban on March 6, 2017. The revised ban temporarily suspends entry for citizens of six Muslim-majority countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. It also removes Iraq from the list of banned countries and exempts those with valid visas or green cards from the travel ban.
What are the reactions to the travel ban?
The recent announcement of the travel ban has caused confusion and panic among those who hold green cards. The executive order, signed by President Donald Trump, temporarily suspends all immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
The order also suspends the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days and imposes an indefinite ban on refugees from Syria.
Green card holders from the affected countries are temporarily barred from leaving or entering the United States. Those who are currently outside of the country will not be able to return until the ban is lifted.
There has been a lot of backlash to the executive order, with many people calling it a “Muslim ban”. Protests have been held at airports across the country and lawsuits have been filed against the Trump administration.
The travel ban has caused a lot of fear and uncertainty for green card holders and their families. Many are unsure of what their next steps should be or what their future in America holds.
What does the future hold for the travel ban?
The Trump administration has been dealt another blow as a federal appeals court has ruled that the president’s travel ban violates the law. The court said that the ban discriminated against Muslims and did not make the United States any safer.
This is the second time that the courts have ruled against the travel ban. The first time was in February, when a federal judge in Seattle temporarily blocked the ban. That ruling was later upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
The latest ruling comes just days after the Supreme Court allowed parts of the travel ban to go into effect until it hears arguments on the case in October. The Court said that people from six Muslim-majority countries – Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen – could only enter the United States if they had a “bona fide” relationship with a person or entity in America.
The administration has argued that the travel ban is necessary to protect Americans from terrorist attacks. But opponents say it is unconstitutional and discriminatory.
How can I get more information about the travel ban?
There is a lot of confusion about the travel ban, especially since it has been revised several times. The best way to get accurate and up-to-date information is to visit the website of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. They have a page dedicated to the latest news and updates on the travel ban.
Where can I go for help if I am affected by the travel ban?
If you are a holder of a Green card or other visa, and you are affected by the travel ban, there are a few places you can go for help.
The ACLU has a legal hotline that you can call for free, confidential advice from lawyers: 1-888-600-5762.
The National Immigration Law Center also has a legal hotline that provides free legal advice to low-income immigrants: 1-800-374-2982.
If you need help finding an immigration lawyer, you can try the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Find a Lawyer tool.