Asylum and refugee seekers are not included in the ban, and the executive order does not limit the ability of individuals to apply for asylum, refugee status, withholding of removal, or protection under the Convention Against Torture.
For additional information, read our updated immigration FAQ
. We encourage any immigrant seeking entry into the United States to speak with an immigration attorney, who can more fully explain your rights, the application process, and how this latest executive order affects you and your family.
The Sikh Coalition categorically rejects the blanket ban on immigration through this executive order. Closing our borders indefinitely to legal immigration will not prevent the spread of COVID-19 and puts our nation at a global economic disadvantage. Immigrants are critical to creating more jobs and innovation. Now more than ever, it is important that the federal government reverse this ban immediately and forgo the implementation of any additional arbitrary immigration bans.
As always, the Sikh Coalition urges you to practice your faith fearlessly.