There have been two attempts to ban immigrants from entering the US. The first attempt was blocked by Federal judges in February. The second attempt may reach as high as the SCOTUS. 6 out of 10 adults said guarding the country against potential security threats is behind Trump’s travel ban, which would temporarily halt individuals from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.
The first attempt barred people from seven majority-Muslim countries – Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan and Libya – from entering the US for 90 days. It also halted refugee resettlement for 120 days and banned Syrian refugees indefinitely. The second attempt removed Iraq from the list and lifted the ban on Syria.
Waivers can be granted on a case-by-case basis, if denying entry would “cause undue hardship”, in cases such as:
• People employed by the US government
• People needing urgent medical care
• People previously admitted to the US for work or study whose activities would be “impaired”
• People seeking to live with or visit relatives who are US citizens or permanent residents
The number of refugees for the year until October will be capped at 50,000, some 35,000 less than the previous 12 months.
The SCOTUS has until Thursday, June 22nd to determine the outcome.
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At the Danna Young Law Firm we assists individuals and families throughout Arkansas and the world with all types of family-based immigration issues, including:
• Fiancé(e) visas
• Adjustment of status
• Immediate relative petition
• Removal of LPR conditions
• Consular processing
It is important to understand how the immigration process works and what options are available to help you achieve your goals. We will help you learn about the law, how it applies to your specific situation and what steps to take.
Understanding your options is the first step. Call our law firm at 501-414-0264 or contact us online to discuss your situation. Spanish-speaking services are available. Hablamos español.