On June 26, the Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s controversial Executive Order 9645, commonly referred to as the Travel Ban, in a 5-4 decision.
The Travel Ban restricts entry into the United States for citizens of seven countries: North Korea, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Iran and Venezuela. The table below describes the impact of the ban for citizens of each country:
|Iran||All entry prohibited except by persons holding nonimmigrant student (F and M) and exchange-visitor (J) visas.|
|Libya||Prohibited from entering the US as immigrants or on a business/visitor (B1/B2) visa. No other restrictions are expressly stated.|
|North Korea||All entry into the US prohibited.|
|Somalia||Prohibited from obtaining immigrant visas; nonimmigrant visas may be subject to heightened scrutiny.|
|Syria||All entry into the US prohibited.|
|Venezuela||Government officials and their family members are restricted from entry on a business/visitor (B1/B2) visa. Other visa holders may be subject to verification of traveler information.|
|Yemen||Prohibited from entering the US as immigrants or on a business/visitor (B1/B2) visa. No other restrictions are expressly stated.|
Click here to learn more about exceptions to the ban, and next steps for employers.