Breaking News Regarding Admissions to the USA Under Temporary Visas and Green Cards

Dear friends and colleagues- Donald Trump signed an Executive Order Friday that bars Iranians, Iraqi, Syrian, Yemeni, Sudanese, Libyan, and Somali citizens who hold non-immigrant and immigrant visas from entering the US. You may know clients or friends/family that could be affected. It is very disturbing because of the potential reach, especially as it addresses immigrant visas (green cards). It MAY affect US green card holders; we are still trying to determine how this is being carried out as there is no guidance from CBP or the State Department.

Below is just a small example of the people it could effect:

- a UK citizen that is also an Iranian citizen

- an Iranian citizen that holds a valid H1B, J1, B2 or other non-immigrant visa,

- a citizen of the affected countries that has a US green card, also known as an immigrant visa.

It will NOT AFFECT U.S. citizen dual nationals.  

Therefore, until we learn more, I advise these persons to NOT TRAVEL out of the USA.  Please let interested persons know about this important development.  

I will keep you updated as we learn more.  It may take 1-3 months to determine how this will affect people.  Feel free to reach out should you have questions and to provide my contact information to any affected parties.