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Follow-Up Immigration News Alert
Supreme Court Upheld the Trump Administration Travel Ban 3.0
- Update: June 26, 2018. In a 5-4 opinion in the Trump v. Hawaii case, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Trump administration's Travel Ban 3.0.
- Travel Ban 3.0 is Currently in Effect: The Supreme Court allowed Travel Ban 3.0 to go into effect on December 4, 2017. The June 26, 2018 Supreme Court decision allowed Travel Ban 3.0 to remain in effect.
- Who is Impacted: Certain nationals of seven (7) countries: Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen.
- Who Does the Travel Ban Apply to? Individuals who are:
- Outside of the United States on the effective date
- Who did not have a valid visa on that date, and
- Who have not obtained a waiver
|Country||Non-immigrant Visas||Immigrant and
No non-immigrant visas
except F, M, and J visas
|No immigrant or
|Libya||No B-1, B-2, and B-1/B-2 visas
||No immigrant or
|North Korea||No non-immigrant visas||No immigrant or
|Somalia||No immigrant or
|Syria||No non-immigrant visas||No immigrant or
|Venezuela||No B-1, B-2 or B-1/B-2 visas of any kind for officials of the following
government agencies Ministry of Interior, Justice, and Peace; the
Administrative Service of Identification, Migration, and Immigration; the Corps
of Scientific Investigations, Judicial and Criminal; the Bolivarian
Intelligence Service; and the People’s Power Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and
their immediate family members.
|Yemen||No B-1, B-2, and B-1/B-2 visas||No immigrant or
- U.S. Lawful permanent residents (green card holders)
- People admitted or paroled into the U.S. on, or after the effective date of the new Travel Ban
- People with a document other than a visa that allows them to travel to the U.S., if the document is dated on or after the effective date of the new Travel Ban
- Dual-nationals traveling on a passport from a non-designated country
- People who have been granted asylum by the U.S.
- Refugees already admitted to the U.S.
- Individuals grants withholding of removal, advance parole, or protection under the Convention Against Torture
Note: Unlike past decisions, this decision does NOT allow for an exception for " Bona Fide Relationships" (i.e., close family ties such as a parent, spouse, child, sister, brother, fiancé(e), etc.)
A waiver may be granted to an affected foreign national if they can demonstrate to the consular officer's or Customs and Border Protection (CPB) official's satisfaction that:
- Denying entry would cause the visa applicant undue hardship
- Entry to the U.S. would not pose a threat to the national security or public safety of the U.S.
- Entry would be in the national interest of the U.S.
We encourage our international students and scholars to contact the International Student and Scholar Services(ISSS) for any information on the travel ban. 3.0 (including information on Travel Ban waiver applications).
Students and scholars
from the affected countries who are currently in the United States should
postpone any international travel. If you absolutely must travel outside of the
U.S., consult with ISSS or with an immigration attorney first.