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GT Alert: New Executive Order Impacts Entry to the United States, Visa Issuance, Refugee, and Screening Procedures

Posted in Executive Order, Refugee, Screening Procedures, Visa Issuance

On Jan. 27, 2017, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) on Immigration entitled “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals.” The EO impacts, among many other processes, the entry to the United States for immigrants and non-immigrants from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The EO also impacts the Visa Interview Waiver program, widely utilized by a number of U.S. Consular Posts to renew visas for applicants. This is expected to have a wide effect, including on employers with foreign national employees who are nationals or dual nationals of the above listed countries and are here on work visas and as green card holders. To read the full GT Alert click here.