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

13769: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States (currently on hold through the courts)

  • 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  • The waiver of visa interviews for persons seeking the second or subsequent visa is repealed.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

13768: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States

  • Changing priorities for deportations
  • Proposal to de-fund “sanctuary cities”
  • Sharing more information about visitors to the U.S. with the government

13767: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements

  • Proposal to expand the southern border wall
  • Increase Department of Homeland Security staff

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