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Community Advisory: What You Should Know about Muslim Ban 2.0

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Community Advisory: What You Should Know about Muslim Ban 2.0

A new Muslim Ban Executive Order (“Muslim Ban 2.0″) was signed Monday March 6th. We are reviewing it to see how exactly it will be rolled out but some general information based on what we know now is included below. Please note that this information is subject to change based on the various legal challenges that may be advanced in court:

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Timing

The Muslim Ban 2.0 will not go into effect until March 16, 2017. The older order, signed on January 27, 2017, was revoked and replaced with this new order. Regardless, the temporary court order placing the older order on hold is still active.

Who Will Be Impacted?

Travel Restriction for Nationals of Six Countries

  • It applies to Iran, Yemen, Syria, Libya, Sudan, and Somalia
  • Iraq is no longer on the list but will still face additional processing
  • A 90-day travel restriction for nationals of those countries starts on March 16, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. EST
  • Green card holders (also known as Legal Permanent Residents) will not be targeted
  • Dual nationals who enter the U.S. using a passport from a non-designated country will not be targeted
  • Immigrants and non-immigrants who were granted a visa before January 27, 2017 will not be targeted
  • Waivers will be considered on a case-by-case basis for medical care, business, and study. However, we do not have any information about the waiver process

Refugee Program

  • A 120-day halt of the entire refugee program will start on March 16, 2017
  • Syrian refugees are no longer specifically excluded for an indefinite period of time
  • The number of refugees to be admitted to the United States for fiscal year 2017 is reduced to 50,000

How to Get Legal Help?

You can contact our organizations if:

  • You or someone you know are impacted by this executive order with a specific case and are seeking legal advice and assistance
  • Your community would like to request a “Know Your Rights” presentation

Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) - Minnesota (Somali Translation Available)

(612) 206-3360 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Immigrant Law Center

(800) 223-1368 (No student/business visas.)

Mid-MN Legal Assistance/Legal Aid Society
(612) 332-1441 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Advocates for Human Rights

(612) 341-3302

Southern MN Regional Legal Svcs: Refugee, Immigrant & Migrant

(800) 652-9733

Legal Services of Minnesota

(800) 450-8585

(Only able to help clients with legal status.)

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We remain committed to challenging this Ban and protecting the communities we serve. Please do not hesitate to reach out.