AILA warns that additional U.S. travel bans may be in the works

Javid Jamae
Feb 1, 2017 · 2 min read

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) sent out a notice to their members that states that “unconfirmed rumors” are circulating about new countries that may be added to the current travel ban that was put in to place through Trump’s recent executive order.

The executive order that was signed (which was partially stayed by a federal court) put travel restrictions on visa and Green Card holders from the following seven countries: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen.

The rumors suggest that the following countries could be added:

Here is the full text of the email that AILA sent out:

From: <>
Date: Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 5:43 PM
Subject: [northca] Possible addition of countries to travel ban
To: AILA Northern California Chapter Dist List <>

Dear AILA NorCal Members,

Unconfirmed rumors are circulating of additional countries being added to the current travel ban. The rumored countries are: Egypt, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Colombia, . Venezuela, southern Philippines, trans- Sahara (Mali), sulu/Sulawesi seas littoral.

We don’t have confirmation and while we don’t want to add to the hysteria, we thought this might be useful information for you and your clients in the event it turns out to be true.


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