ACTION ALERT: #NoMuslimBanEver Rally Held at O’Hare



CAIR-Chicago will be holding a  rally and press conference TOMORROW, Wednesday, October 18th, at O’Hare International Airport  alongside the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights, Advancing Justice Chicago, Syrian Community Network, Arab American Family Services, Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, Arab American Action Network, the Jewish Council for Urban Affairs, Jewish Voices for Peace Chicago – along with other community partners – to protest the newest iteration of Trump’s Muslim Ban going into effect.

WHAT : Rally & press conference in response to the new Muslim Ban
WHO : CAIR-Chicago
WHEN : Wednesday, October 18th, 9:00am CST
WHERE : O’Hare International Airport, Terminal 5

The newest Muslim Ban, originally signed on September 25th, 2017, extended and made indefinite the blanket ban on 8 countries, all of which — with the exception of Venezuela and North Korea — are Muslim-majority countries.

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW :

Affected Nations:

  1. Iran
  2. Somalia
  3. Libya
  4. Syria
  5. Yemen
  6. Venezuela
  7. North Korea
  8. Chad

 

Restrictions for newly-added countries (Venezuela, North Korea, Chad):

  • This Ban only applies to individuals who are, from October 18th, onward: i) outside of the U.S. ii) without a valid visa on and iii) without a waiver under Section 3(c)
  • This Ban should not affect:
  • Lawful permanent residents (green card holders);
  • Individuals admitted or paroled into the U.S. on or after the effective date of MB-4;
  • Those with a document other than a visa that allows them to travel to the U.S., if the document is dated on or after the effective date of MB-4;
  • Dual-nationals traveling on a passport from a non-designated country;
  • Individuals granted asylum;
  • Refugees already admitted to the U.S.; or
  • Individuals granted withholding of removal, advance parole, or protection under the Convention against Torture

 

Previously-impacted countries – restrictions effective immediately:

  • Iran
  • Effective immediately, immigrant and nonimmigrant entry are suspended for Iranian nationals except for those with a bona fide relationship to a U.S. person or entity OR for those with F, J, or M visas.
  • Those with F, J, or M visas will most likely be subject to “enhanced screening and vetting requirements.”
  • The bona fide relationship exemption ends October 18, 2017.
  • Libya
  • Effective immediately, immigrants and nonimmigrants on business (B-1), tourist (B-2), business/tourist (B-1/B-2) visas are suspended except those with a bona fide relationship to the U.S.
  • The bona fide relationship exemption ends October 18, 2017.
  • Somalia
  • Effective immediately, immigrant visas are suspended for Somali nationals, except for those with a bona fide relationship to a U.S. person or entity.
  • Non-immigrant visas are permitted, subjected to heightened screening.
  • The bona fide relationship exemption ends October 18, 2017.
  • Syria
  • Effective immediately, immigrant and nonimmigrant entry is suspended for Syrian nationals, except for those with a bona fide relationship to a U.S. person or entity.
  • The bona fide relationship exemption ends October 18, 2017.
  • Sudan
  • Sudan was removed from the list of restricted countries in MB-4.
  • Sudanese visa holders who were impacted by earlier Muslim Bans should now be able to reapply for visa.
  • The bona fide relationship exemption ends October 18, 2017.
  • Yemen
  • Effective immediately, all immigrant visas and nonimmigrant business (B-1), tourist (B-2), and business/tourist (B-1/B-2) visas are suspended, unless the visa holder has a bona fide relationship to a U.S. person or entity.
  • The bona fide relationship exemption ends October 18, 2017.

 

On October 18, 2017 ( starting tomorrow ), citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen are no longer exempt from this Ban if they have a “bona fide relationship” with a U.S. person or entity, meaning:
  • A close family member living in the U.S.,
  • An offer of employment in the U.S., and/or
  • An admission to study in the U.S.
Please make sure to RSVP to our event on Facebook, and share among friends and family with the hashtag #NoMuslimBanEver!

We hope to see you at the rally!