A Federal Judge issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) on Wednesday, March 15, that prevents parts of the executive order (Sections 2 and 6) on immigration from going into effect today. This includes the entry ban for foreign nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Yemen, and the temporary suspension of the refugee program. We will continue to keep students updated as more developments from this legal battle unfold. You may read a copy of the temporary restraining order here: https://www.pacermonitor.com/view/P52F2SY/State_of_Hawaii_v_Trump__hidce-17-00050__0219.0.pdf
It is unclear whether the administration will continue to move forward with other parts of the executive order that were not frozen under the TRO. This includes the comprehensive review of information gathering for vetting of visa applicants from all countries, suspension of the visa interview waiver program, review of visa reciprocity and expedited implementation of a biometric entry/exit system. ISSS will continue to update our webpage with new information on other parts of the executive order.
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