The Arab and Muslim Ban 2.0. Goes into Effect at Midnight: What to Do?

Washington, D.C. | | March 15, 2017 – Tonight at midnight, the Arab and Muslim Ban 2.0 will go into effect. On March 6, 2017, Donald Trump signed the Arab and Muslim Ban 2.0. TheExecutive Order’s (EO) aim is to ban Arabs and Muslims from entering the United States.

The new order is essentially the same as the old one. It bans nationals from six countries, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Further, the order suspends the entry of refugees for 120 days.This ban is not about national security; in fact the Department of Homeland Security issued a report indicating that the ban does not make America any safer. This ban is about xenophobia and Islamophobia. 

It is important for you to know your rights before traveling. Below are links to resources pertaining to the ban. 

How to Prepare Yourself for Travel

Breakdown of the Arab and Muslim Ban 2.0

ADC & Penn State Summary of the New Executive Order

The ban does not apply to lawful permanent residents (LPRs), and current visa holders. Additionally,ADC has been informed that the 60,000 visas which were revoked after the first ban was signed are now reinstated. 

ADC will be providing additional updates and information as they become available. Please followADC on Twitter and Facebook for up to date information. ADC will continue to provide pro bono legal assistance to those that have been impacted. 

If you or anyone you know may be affected by this ban, please contract ADC for legal advice at 202-244-2990 or

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