Hawaii and Maryland District Courts Stop Implementation of President Trump's Travel/Refugee Ban
The U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii has issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) enjoining the government from enforcing or implementing Section 2 (90-day travel ban) and Section 6 (120-day ban on U.S. refugee program) of the March 6 Executive Order nationwide. The U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland has also issued an injunction barring enforcement nationwide of Section 2(c) of the order. DOS announced that it will suspend implementation of the provisions of the Executive Order as required by the relevant court orders, and that U.S. embassies and consulates will continue to process visas for nationals of Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. For a more detailed discussion of the travel ban, visit Business Immigration Under the Trump Administration.