The Trump administration has issued a new travel ban that will impact green card holders from certain countries. Here’s what you need to know.
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The Trump administration has issued a new travel ban targeting citizens of eight countries, including six that were covered under the previous ban. The new ban, which goes into effect on October 18, 2017, affects citizens of Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea, as well as some Venezuelan government officials and their family members.
The original travel ban, which was issued in January 2017, sparked widespread protests and legal challenges. The new ban is narrower in scope and is expected to face similar opposition. Here’s what you need to know about the new travel ban and how it may affect green card holders.
What are the main changes in the new travel ban?
The most significant change is that Iraq is no longer included on the list of affected countries. The other main difference is that the new ban is not open-ended like the previous one; it will expire after 90 days (although it could be extended or expanded).
Who does the new travel ban apply to?
The new travel ban applies to citizens of Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia who do not currently have valid visas. It also applies to citizens of Chad and North Korea (who were not previously affected by the travel ban). In addition, some Venezuelan government officials and their family members are subject to the travel restrictions.
What are the exemptions to the new travel ban?
Like the previous travel ban, there are a number of exemptions to the new restrictions. These include: lawful permanent residents (green card holders); people with valid visas; dual citizens traveling on a passport from a non-affected country; people with “unduly hardship”; people traveling for diplomatic purposes; and people who have been granted asylum or refugee status. There are also waivers available on a case-by-case basis for people who can demonstrate that they would suffer undue hardship if they were not allowed into the United States and that their entry is in national interest. Exemptions will also be granted on a case-by-case basis for students from affected countries who have been admitted to U.S. universities.
What is the new US travel ban?
The new US travel ban, which was announced on September 24, 2017, restricts travel from eight countries: Iran, Chad, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Somalia and Yemen. The ban went into effect on October 18, 2017.
The Trump administration has said that the travel ban is necessary to protect the United States from terrorist attacks. The administration has also said that the ban is not a Muslim Ban, despite the fact that all of the countries on the list have Muslim-majority populations.
There are some exceptions to the travel ban. Green card holders (permanent residents of the United States) are not affected by the ban. In addition, people with valid visas or other types of travel documentation will be allowed to enter the United States.
The new travel ban is temporary and will be in place for 90 days. The administration has said that it will review each country on the list during that time period and may remove countries from the list or add additional countries.
Who is affected by the new US travel ban?
The new US travel ban, which went into effect on December 8, 2017, affects citizens of eight countries: Iran, Chad, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Somalia and Yemen.
Green card holders from these countries will now have to undergo additional screening when they apply for a visa to enter the United States. They may also be denied entry if they are unable to prove that they pose no threat to national security.
The new travel ban is the third version of a policy that has been repeatedly challenged in court. The first version, which was issued in January 2017, caused confusion and protests at airports around the world. It was later revised to exclude Iraq and exempt green card holders and travelers with valid visas.
The current travel ban is open-ended and does not expire.
What are the implications of the new US travel ban?
Although the new US travel ban has been partially blocked by federal judges, it is still set to go into effect on Thursday, December 8th. The travel ban will now apply to citizens of eight countries – Iran, Chad, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Somalia and Yemen.
Nearly all refugees are also included in the ban. The only exceptions are those who have already been granted asylum or have a close relationship with someone in the United States.
The new ban is significantly different from the original one that was issued in early 2017. Iraq has been removed from the list of countries affected by the ban and citizens of Sudan will now be allowed to enter the United States on a case-by-case basis. In addition, the new ban does not have an expiration date unlike the earlier version of the travel ban.
The Trump administration has said that the travel ban is necessary to protect the United States from terrorist attacks. Critics argue that the ban is unconstitutional and discriminatory against Muslims. It remains to be seen how effective the new travel ban will be in achieving its stated objectives.
How does the new US travel ban compare to the old travel ban?
In September, the Trump Administration released a new travel ban, which restricted travel from eight countries – Iran, Chad, Syria, Libya, Yemen, North Korea, Venezuela and Somalia. The ban was met with immediate criticism from immigrant rights groups and advocates, who said it was yet another attempt to keep Muslim immigrants from entering the United States.
The new travel ban bears many similarities to the old travel ban, which was released in January 2017 and restricted travel from seven Muslim-majority countries – Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Like the old travel ban, the new travel ban also has a 90-day suspension on entry for citizens of the listed countries. However, there are a few key differences between the two bans.
First, the new ban adds three countries – Chad, North Korea and Venezuela – to the list of restricted nations. Second, while the old ban had an indefinite suspension on refugees entering the United States, the new ban puts a 120-day moratorium on refugee resettlement. And finally, while the old ban allowed for case-by-case waivers for those who could not enter the country due to the restrictions, the new ban does away with this provision altogether.
For green card holders – those who have been granted permanent residence in the United States – the new travel ban does not present any significant changes. Green card holders from any of the listed countries will still be able to enter and exit America without any problems. However, those who are looking to apply for a green card from one of the newly added countries may face some difficulties due to increased scrutiny from immigration officials.
What are the challenges with implementing the new US travel ban?
The executive order, which was released on September 24, 2017, suspends the issuance of visas to citizens of Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea. The order also places restrictions on citizens of Iraq and Venezuela. The new travel ban is set to go into effect on October 18, 2017.
The major challenge with implementing the new US travel ban will be with those who already have valid visas. According to the State Department, there are roughly 50,000 visa holders from the countries listed in the executive order. It is unclear how these individuals will be affected by the travel ban.
There is also confusion about what exactly constitutes a “bona fide” relationship with a person or entity in the United States. The Supreme Court has ruled that a “bona fide” relationship must be “formal, documented and formed in the ordinary course”, but it is unclear how this will be interpreted by consular officers when issuing visas.
Another challenge is that several of the countries included in the travel ban are important allies of the United States in the fight against terrorism. It is possible that this could backfire and make it more difficult to gather intelligence and information from these countries.
What are the possible solutions to the challenges with the new US travel ban?
There are several ways to get around the challenges associated with the new US travel ban. One way is to get a waiver. another way is to obtain a temporary restraining order from a court.
What are the long-term implications of the new US travel ban?
The new US travel ban, which is currently being challenged in court, has far-reaching implications for green card holders. If the ban is upheld, it could make it very difficult for green card holders to travel outside of the United States.
The travel ban bars citizens of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the United States for 90 days. It also suspends the US refugee program for 120 days. Green card holders from these countries will now need to obtain a waiver from the State Department before they can enter the United States.
waivers will be granted on a case-by-case basis and will only be given to those who can prove that they would face “undue hardship” if they were not allowed to enter the United States. Applicants will also need to demonstrate that they are not a threat to national security.
It is still unclear how many green card holders will be affected by the travel ban. However, it is estimated that there are approximately 1 million green card holders from the seven countriescovered by the ban.
The new travel ban is already having a significant impact on green card holders’ lives. Many have had to cancel travel plans and some have even lost their jobs as a result of the ban. The long-term implications of the ban are still unknown, but it is clear that it will make life very difficult for those affected by it.
The new travel ban will have different implications for green card holders depending on their country of origin. Those from countries that are not included in the ban will still be able to enter the United States, but they may be subject to additional screening. Green card holders from countries that are included in the ban will be temporarily unable to enter the United States, but they will be able to apply for a waiver if they can prove that their entry is in the national interest.