President Trump’s executive order, which restricted entry for travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Sudan and Somalia) has been halted by a district judge in Washington State on Friday February 3, 2017. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has also rejected the Trump Administration's plea to continue the implementation and enforcement of the President's order. Under the executive order, individuals with passports from these countries, including those with valid visas, were not permitted to enter into the United States. President Trump’s executive order also temporarily banned refugees from around the world, and blocked Syrian refugees indefinitely.
In accordance with the judge's ruling, the Department of Homeland Security has suspended any and all actions implementing the affected sections of the executive order entitled. This includes actions to suspend passenger system rules that flag travelers for operational action subject to the Executive Order.
Immigration policy will now return to the standards determined prior to the Executive Order, although review processes will be heightened.
We will continue to monitor the changes and provide updates as they come available.