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February 19, 2019

January 24, 2019

June 26 Supreme Court Decision on Presidential Proclamation 9645

June 26, 2018

On June 26, 2018, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision regarding Presidential Proclamation 9645, ruling that the Proclamation was a lawful exercise of the President’s authority under the Immigration and Nationality Act. Consistent with the Court’s decision, the Department will continue processing visa applications in accordance with the Presidential Proclamation for subject nationals of the seven affected countries. Since December 8, 2017, the Department has fully implemented Presidential Proclamation 9645.

Regarding Executive Order 13769

February 1, 2017

We were pleased to see so many members of our community at the panel discussion on Executive Order 13769 restricting travel and access to USCIS benefits for citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

Please note, during the discussion on Wednesday night, additional countries were brought up as being expected to join the list of original 7 countries. The source has since been deemed unsubstantiated. At this point in time, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen are the only countries identified by an EO as being subject to travel restrictions and provisional visa revocation.

As always, the ISSO is here to help. Please visit our office, call, or send us an email with any concerns you may have regarding immigration status in the United States. We will either answer your questions, or in the case of individuals not sponsored on a visa through Brandeis, put you in touch with experts who are ready to help.