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New Travel Ban issued

On September 24, 2017, President Trump issued a presidential proclamation establishing a new travel ban with visa restrictions on Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen.

If you are in this, check with an Immigration Lawyer for your options

TPS from Syria

DHS extended the designation of Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, from October 1, 2016, through March 31, 2018. The 60-day re-registration period will run from August 1, 2016, through September 30, 2016. DHS also redesignated Syria for TPS, allowing individuals who have been continuously residing in the United States since August 1, 2016, and have been continuously physically present in the United States since October 1, 2016, to apply for TPS. The 180-day initial registration period for new applicants will run from August 1, 2016, through January 30, 2017.

Federal Judge Rejects request to bar Syrians

A federal judge in Texas on Wednesday rejected a request from Texas for a temporary restraining order (TRO) to bar nine Syrian refugees from being resettled in Houston. U.S. District Court Judge David Godbey ruled that Texas had “failed to show by competent evidence that any terrorists actually have infiltrated the refugee program, much less that these particular refugees are terrorists intent on causing harm.

Visa Reciprocity Changes for Syria and Belarus

Department of State updates to the visa reciprocity tables, including an updated documents section for Syria and new military records information for Belarus.

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