DOS Provides Alert on Travel Ban Court Order on Presidential Proclamation on Visas

DOS provided information on the 11/13/17 Ninth Circuit decision, granting, in part, the government's motion for an emergency stay of the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii's 10/17/17 preliminary injunction. In light of the Ninth Circuit's ruling, visa applicants who are nationals of Chad, Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, and Yemen and do not have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States are now subject to the applicable visa restrictions under the Presidential Proclamation. Consequently, any applicants who lack such a claim, if found otherwise eligible for a visa, will be denied under the Proclamation, unless they are exempt or qualify for a waiver under the Proclamation. The court orders did not affect Sections (d) and (f) of the Proclamation, so nationals from North Korea and Venezuela remain subject to the restrictions and limitations listed in the Presidential Proclamation, which went into effect at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, 10/18/17, with respect to nationals of those countries.

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Cite as AILA Doc. No. 17112132.

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