The White House announced last week that President Trump removed the citizens of Chad from the travel ban, making them eligible once again to receive visas to travel to the U.S.
That leaves the citizens of Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen, and select citizens from Venezuela on the travel ban list.
Chad “has improved its identity-management and information sharing practices sufficiently to meet the baseline security standard of the United States,” according to the White House statement explaining the decision.
Individuals from a banned country can apply for a waiver, which is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. The Alcorn Immigration Law team stands ready to help you or a loved one file a waiver. For consideration, a foreign national must show that all of the following apply:
- Denied entrance to the U.S. would cause undue hardship.
- Her/his entry into the U.S. would not pose a threat to national security or public safety.
- Her/his entry into the U.S. would be in the national interest.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on the legality of the latest travel ban on April 25. The justices will consider whether the ban violates immigration law and the establishment clause of the Constitution’s First Amendment.
Court observers expect a decision in June.
We Can Help
The Alcorn Immigration Law team is monitoring the latest developments that impact immigration policies and procedures. If you’re a citizen of a country remaining on the travel ban list, we can help you file a waiver for yourself, family, a student, or an employee. We can also help you find other visa options. Contact us.