1. Lawful Permanent Resident – Clarification from the White House
Counsel to President Trump, Donald F McGahn II, issued a 02/01/2017 written statement, clarifying that the provisions of the January 27, 2017 Executive Order banning admission into the U.S. for persons from certain countries DOES NOT APPLY to Lawful Permanent Residents
2. Rumored Expansion of Travel Ban Countries Disavowed by the Department of State:
“No Current Plans to Expand Travel Ban Beyond Current Countries (Updated February 2, 2017)
In response to rumors of plans to expand the travel ban to other countries, DOS informed AILA that there is no addendum, annex, or amendment now being worked on to expand visa revocations or the travel ban to countries other than those currently implicated in the Executive Order entitled, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” This includes Columbia and Venezuela which have been widely rumored to be under consideration. DOS confirmed that there is no information that supports such a rumor and asked that AILA members help end the spread of this false information.