Some new guidelines for foreign-born Muslims in Georgia

 It's always interesting to know how strangers

might be reacting to the same information you're hearing. The following new guidelines for future behavior are posted on the website belonging to

Explore the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations:

1) If you ARE an American citizen, nothing has changed for you. Your right to travel in and out of the country remains unaffected. However, your relatives overseas may face difficulty traveling to the United States to visit you if they are citizens of one of the targeted Muslim nations.


2) If you are  NOT   an American citizen and if you ARE from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, or Yemen, you will NOT be able to enter the U.S. for at least 90 days if the order stands. This applies even if you are a green card holder (lawful permanent resident).


If you are ALREADY living in the United States, do not leave our country. You should consult with an immigration attorney prior to any international travel. Even if you have a green card, you may NOT be able to return to America if you leave. 

3) The refugee program is being halted immediately, for at least 120 days. This will mean that anyone, anywhere in the process, will not move forward. The effort to resettle Syrian refugees in the U.S. is being halted indefinitely

What you should do to protect yourself:

1) Again: if you are non-citizen, even a green card holder (lawful permanent resident), from one of the seven countries named above, and you are inside the U.S., please plan to delay all international travel for at least 90 days. If you leave, you may not be able to come back. Best to stay here for now.

2) If you are from one of the seven countries named above, if you are NOT an American citizen, and if you are already outside of the U.S., you may face issues at the airport if you try to return. Please keep looking for updates in the coming days to assess your travel options.

3) Whether you are a citizen or not, do not permit federal law enforcement to enter your home or speak to you without an attorney present.

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