AILA debunks the report of a news website that Southern Philippines will be included in the U.S Immigration Ban

Reports from a news organization in the Philippines circulated that Southern Philippines would allegedly planned to include in the immigration ban list of United States of America.

According to the report, USA government eyed to temporary suspend the visa entries of all the travelers from Mindanao.

The news organization according to their report got the information from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

But AILA deputy communications director Ms. Belle Woods debunked the reports of the news organization saying that the website is only spreading rumor.

The organization also said that there’s no plan being worked to expand the visa restrictions in other countries other than those implicated in the Executive Order of the Trump Administration entitled “”Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.””

According to Mike K Cohen who emailed the organization, AILA denies that they gave the information to the news website.

Mr. Cohen also called the report as “False” and made many people upset.

He also shared the email sent to him by Mr. Woods

Dear Mr. Cohen,

I am not a spokesperson but I can share this statement which you can attribute to AILA: we posted it on our website, publicly available, earlier today:

February 2, 2017

In response to rumors of plans to expand the travel ban to other countries, DOS informed AILA that there is no addendum, annex, or amendment now being worked on to expand visa revocations or the travel ban to countries other than those currently implicated in the Executive Order entitled, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” This includes Colombia and Venezuela which have been widely rumored to be under consideration. DOS confirmed that there is no information that supports such a rumor and asked that AILA members help end the spread of this false information.

Thank you for letting us know about the websites spreading this rumor. I will share that information with my colleagues.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you,


Source: Mike K Cohen Facebook Account


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