New U.S. Travel Bans Announced
On January 31, 2020 President Trump issued a new Proclamation extending the “travel ban” to six additional countries. Unlike prior travel ban proclamations issued by President Trump, this new travel ban prevents certain citizens of Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar (Burma), Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania pursuing immigrant visas (‘green cards”) from entering the United States. Only Diversity Visa immigrants from Sudan and Tanzania face restrictions, but all other immigrants (employment-based, family-based, Diversity Visa-based immigrants) face restrictions on their entry to the U.S. as a result of this proclamation. Also, there is an exception for all of these countries for Special Immigrant visa applicants who have provided assistance to the U.S. government. The new travel ban will take effect on
In addition, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced on
We will report further on these travel bans as additional details become available.