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.