Executive Orders and Agency Memos Affecting U.S. Immigration
Executive Orders and Federal Agency Memos:
March 6, 2017 Protecting the Nation…..
- Revokes and replaces executive order #13769. Effective date March 16, 2017.
- Bars entry to the U.S for people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen
- Removes Iraq from the original list of countries
- Affects only people now outside the U.S. and without a current U.S. visa
- Exempts U.S. lawful permanent residents regardless of country of birth or citizenship
- Exempts dual nationals presenting a passport that is not from one of the six countries identified in the order
February 20, 2017 Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements
- Further analysis will be posted soon
February 20, 2017 Enforcement of the Immigration Laws to Serve the National Interest
- Does not affect DACA students
- 90 day ban on visa issuance and entry to the U.S. for nationals from 7 countries
- Visa revocation for U.S. visa stamps in passports of the designated countries (even if now in the U.S)
- The waiver of visa interviews for persons seeking the second or subsequent visa is repealed. Now all visa applications may have interviews.
- 120 day ban on the admissions of refugees to the U.S.
- Permanent ban on refugees from Syria
- Changing priorities for deportations
- Proposal to de-fund “sanctuary cities”
- Sharing more information about visitors to the U.S. with the government
- Proposal to expand the southern border wall
- Increase Department of Homeland Security staff
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