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02/03/2017 - Chasing Down the Rumors - No New Countries to Be Added to Travel Ban

American Immigration Lawyers Association confirms that there are no current plans to expand the travel ban beyond the current seven (7) countries.

In response to rumors of plans to expand the travel ban to other countries, DOS informed AILA that there is no addendum, annex, or amendment now being worked on to expand visa revocations or the travel ban to countries other than those currently implicated in the Executive Order entitled, "Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States." This includes Colombia and Venezuela which have been widely rumored to be under consideration. DOS confirmed that there is no information that supports such a rumor and asked that AILA members help end the spread of this false information.