Know Your Rights
Can I travel to the US?
By Presidential Decree on September 24, 2017, President Trump issued a new travel ban.
The Ban restricts travel for Nationals of Eight Countries – Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria,Venezuela, and Yemen.
- The new Ban only applies to individuals who are i) outside of the U.S. on the day the new Ban goes into effect, ii) who do not have a valid visa on the day the new Ban goes into effect, and iii) who have not obtained a waiver
- The new Ban does not apply to:
- Lawful permanent residents (green card holders);
- Individuals admitted or paroled into the U.S. on or after the effective date of the new Ban;
- Those with a document other than a visa that allows them to travel to the U.S., if the document is dated on or after the effective date of the new Ban;
- Dual-nationals traveling on a passport from a non-designated country;
- Individuals granted asylum;
- Refugees already admitted to the U.S.; or
- Individuals granted withholding of removal, advance parole, or protection under the Convention against Torture
Note for Refugees in the US Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP): For people traveling through USRAP for admission as a refugee, all travel is coordinated through the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in coordination with your local Resettlement Support Center. These individuals must wait for a travel date and travel arrangements through IOM
Who can assist me?
To inquire about lawyer support at the airport email firstname.lastname@example.org
It is possible that during your travel, the law may change and you may be detained at a U.S. port of entry. Please contact email@example.com if you would like to request a referral to any lawyers organizing on the ground at the U.S. airport where you will arrive. Please include your flight information.
What else can I do?
Many organizations are working around the clock to provide up to date information to travelers. You may find the following resources to be helpful: