On September 24, 2017, President Trump issued Travel Ban 3.0 restricting travel to the United States from eight countries, including five that were subject to the previous travel ban. This new travel ban was issued as the last travel ban was expiring, and it subjects nationals of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen and Somalia to travel restrictions. The countries of Chad, North Korea and Venezuela are new to the travel ban list. Sudan was initially listed and has been taken off of the new travel ban list.
The new travel ban institutes different travel restrictions for different countries. This is different from the initial ban where the same travel restrictions covered all countries and all types of travelers (nonimmigrants, immigrants, etc.). Additionally, the new travel ban is effective at different times. Those foreign nationals who were subjected to the last travel ban (Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia) were subjected to the new travel ban immediately (Sunday, September 24 at 3:30 EDT). Those countries not covered previously (Chad, North Korea and Venezuela) will have the travel restrictions imposed as of 12:01 EDT on October 18, 2017.
For more information about this new travel ban, as well as information on the prior travel ban, please review the following web links:
- FAQ: Proclamation on Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry Into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats (The White House)
- Fact Sheet: The President's Proclamation on Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry Into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats (Department of Homeland Security)
- Airports, Borders and Consulates: Longer Delays, More Scrutiny, Extreme Vetting and Travel Ban 2.0 Updates (FaegreBD)
- Supreme Court Partially Stays Injunctions Against Enforcements of Executive Orders in Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project and Trump v. Hawaii (FaegreBD)
Please stay tuned for further updates on Travel Ban 3.0 as more information is released by the government and as the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the initial travel ban, slated for October 10, 2017. More analysis on the new travel ban will also be covered during our "Hot Topics in Business Immigration" webinar scheduled for Thursday, September 28, 2017.