Executive Order - Restriction of Entry into the United States.

President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order on January 27, 2017 that banned travel into the United States for citizens from the following seven countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

The Executive Order applies to green card holders from the seven countries listed above. If the green card holder (a Lawful Permanent Resident, or LPR) was out of the Country at the time of the Order’s signing, or travels out of the Country after the Order was signed, the LPR will be denied re-entry. However, green card holders are eligible for national interest waivers consistent with the provisions of the Executive Order. The Executive Order does not affect lawful permanent residents who are currently in the country, and were in the country when the order was signed. Moreover, the Executive Order applies only to non-U.S. citizens; therefore anyone with U.S. citizenship—whether natural-born or naturalized—is not affected

Additionally, F1/J1/M1 visas are currently temporarily suspended due to the Executive Order. Individuals who were in the U.S. at the time of the signing of the Executive Order are not affected by the Order. However, individuals who were out of the Country at the time of the signing, or who travel out of the Country and attempt to return will not be allowed to return at this time.  The Department is evaluating whether those who are precluded from returning as a result of the Executive Order will be considered to have maintained their status as F1 or M1 students.

It should be noted that this Executive Order does not apply to individuals currently being adjudicated for naturalization. USCIS will continue to adjudicate N-400 applications for naturalization, and administer the oath of citizenship consistent with prior practices.