On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order which, among other things, temporarily banned travel to the United States by all nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
On February 3, 2017, Judge James Robart of the U.S. District Court in Seattle, Washington, issued a nationwide restraining order temporarily blocking key portions of that Executive Order. The president’s administration appealed to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, asking that the restraining order be reversed.
On February 9, 2017, the 9th Circuit unanimously denied the president’s request and left the restraining order in place. This means that – for now – people from the listed countries can still travel freely to the United States.
President Trump has stated that his administration will appeal this decision to the Supreme Court. Keep checking our blog for updates.