Second Executive Order on Immigration March 6, 2017
On March 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump issued a new Executive Order: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States. The Executive Order is effective March 16, 2017 and the prior Executive Order from January 27, 2017 is revoked.
- The 3/6/17 Executive Order designates exclusions from Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen; Iraq is not included
- The 3/6/17 Executive Order does not impact United States permanent residents and those with dual nationality traveling with a passport from a non-designated country.
- The 3/6/17 Executive Order excludes from the suspension foreign nationals from the 6 designated countries, (Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen) who held a valid visa on January 27, 2017 or hold a valid visa on March 16, 2017, the effective date of the EO.
- Due to the unpredictable environment related to immigration, SCU advises extreme caution to visa holders from the six countries who are considering travel and strongly recommend meeting with a GEO advisor before finalizing travel arrangements.