4 feb, 2017, The Visa ban on 7 countries has been temporarily suspended.
The Judicial branch of the government just banned President Trump’s ban… but will President Trump ban the ban that banned his ban!
On 27 Jan, 2017 Present Trump signed Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals”. (Executive Order 13769) Which banned immigrant and nonimmigrant visa for citizens of 7 different countries (Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, Libya).
This affected student, family, fiance, special visas from citizens of these countries. Initially, it even affected green card holders from those countries but President Trump just made a revision
On February 1, White House Counsel Don McGahn issued a memorandum to the heads of State, Justice, and Homeland Security departments clarifying that the ban provisions of the executive order do not apply to lawful permanent residents
On February 2, a federal judge in Detroit ruled that the order not be applied to permanent residents nationwide and permanently, given the White House’s prior declaration that the order did not apply to permanent residents, in the case Arab-American Civil Rights League v. Trump.
On February 3, Federal Judge Robart removed the ban on immigrants/nonimmigrants and refugees from those 7 countries with a temporary restraining order. Visa holders and refugees going through the process or on there way to the US are being allowed in by the Department of Homeland Security. The State Department and their Embassies in those 7 countries are now processing visas again.
On February 3, U.S. District Judge James L. Robart on Friday entered a temporary but nationwide stop to the order, saying he concluded the court “must intervene to fulfill its constitutional role in our tripart government.”
DHS has suspended any and all actions implementing the affected sections of the Executive Order entitled, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.”
“We have reversed the provisional revocation of visas,” the State Department official said in a statement. “Those individuals with visas that were not physically canceled may now travel if the visa is otherwise valid.”
Thank you for great conversations. We don’t always agree but its really cool to talk to people that think and research instead of believing what fits their narrative the cool thing is that some of their logic and facts made me really think about my own positions on this issue and that is why its good to talk.