Trump Expands Executive Order on Venezuela

An August 5th Executive Order (EO) further extends the scope of a 2015 and subsequent EOs impacting Venezuelans. The latest EO directs that all property and interests in property of the Government of Venezuela that are in the U.S. are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in. The EO also extends the ban on immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the U.S. of certain Venezuelan nationals who have been determined by the Secretary of the Treasury to have materially assisted or otherwise provided support of any person included on the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons or entry of a person who has acted on behalf of any person whose property and interests are blocked by the EO.