How will President Trump’s Executive Order affect refugees in America?

Important Updates on the Trump Administration’s Latest Changes to Refugee Resettlement and How These Changes Will Affect You

The Trump administration has made a new policy that will impact refugee resettlement in the United States.

We expect that this policy will be challenged in the United States court system. Currently the information below is correct but it may change again soon. We will update this information as soon as we learn about any changes.

Three important updates

1) On April 25, 2018, the US Supreme Court heard arguments about the executive orders that restricted travel to the United States from certain countries. The US Solicitor General says the ban is constitutional, but immigrant rights groups asked the Supreme Court to oppose the ban.

The current ban restricts travel from seven nations — Iran, Libya, Syria, Yaman, Somalia, Venezuela and North Korea. People from these countries may not immigrate to the United States, and many are not allowed to come for work or study or vacation.

The Supreme Court is expected to make a decision about the travel ban by the end of June.

2) Increased Security Checks will begin for all refugees.

The administration is increasing security checks and background checks. This will be required for all refugees, including those who have already undergone their security check.

3) The administration has temporarily stopped (paused) “Following-to-Join” applications. (These are the legal applications to bring your spouse or children to the United States).

The administration has temporarily stopped (paused) all FTJ I-730 applications. We do not know when “Following-to-Join” applications will start again.

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

Receive emails with important information for refugees