Iranian personnel who served in IRGC will now be allowed to enter United States

Iranian men who served in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as part of their compulsory military service will now be allowed entry into the United States, a US Secretary of Homeland Security and Secretary of State notice published said.

According to the notice, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and Secretary of State Anthony Blinken have, following consultations with Attorney General Merrick Garland, decided that aspects of the Immigration and Nationality Act will no longer apply to individuals who have either “provided insignificant material support or limited materiel support…to a designated terrorist organization.”

A designated terrorist organization is an organization listed on the US’ Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs) blacklist, such as the Islamic Republic’s IRGC.

The entry ban on these individuals will be lifted “provided they satisfy relevant agency authority that the individual…poses no danger to the safety and security of the United States.”

Other factors taken into consideration include whether the individual had any intent or desire to assist a terror organization or activity or had prior knowledge of targeting “noncombatant persons, US citizens, or US interests.”