Jan 23, 2020
President Floats Possibility of Expanded Travel Ban
Joshua H. Rolf
On January 21, 2020, President Trump confirmed at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos a long-rumored plan to expand the existing Travel Ban to additional countries. Though he would not confirm which countries are on his list, sources with knowledge of the plan – which could be announced as early as next week – have indicated it would include Belarus, Myanmar, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania. It is also unclear if the expanded Travel Ban would apply to all citizens of the listed countries, or only to certain individuals (e.g., government officials) seeking particular classifications (e.g., immigrant vs. nonimmigrant visas vs. refugees).
As always, we will keep a close eye on this situation as it unfolds. If you have any questions regarding the existing Travel Ban, the above-described expansion, or any other issues pertaining to U.S. travel, please do not hesitate to contact the immigration lawyers at Green and Spiegel.