There are 11 posts in the 2017 EXECUTIVE ORDERS category

UPDATE: Department of State Releases Guideline for Travel Ban Implementation

*NOTE* This is a developing story. The below is based on information issued by the Department of State. Other agencies involved in immigration, specifically Customs and Border Protection, have not yet announced how they will be implementing the travel ban. We will provide updates as information becomes available. Following the Supreme Court’s decision on Monday, to […]

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Travel Ban Case and Allows Limited Travel Ban to Take Effect

Today, June 26, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review the blocking of the Trump Administration’s travel ban by lower courts. The Justices will hear the case on its merits during the first session of the next term, which starts this October. The Supreme Court partially lifted injunctions by the lower courts and now allows […]

White House Considers NAFTA Withdrawal

Today in the White House, the H-1B program reform takes a backseat as the administration discusses a potential withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). White House officials indicated that the administration is currently working on an executive order, which may be released in the upcoming weeks, and would serve to notify the […]

Federal Judge in Hawaii Blocks Travel Ban Indefinitely – Extending Prior Order

On Wednesday, Hawaii U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson indefinitely halted President Trump’s revised travel ban. This decision is an extension of the Judge’s temporary restraining order issued on March 15th. President Trump’s revised travel ban sought to prevent citizens of six predominantly Muslim,  countries from entering the US.  In issuing this order indefinitely suspending the […]

U.S. Secretary of State Issues Directives for Stricter Visa Screening

In a series of diplomatic cables, or memos, that were recently released, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has directed U.S. Consulates worldwide to immediately identify “[visa] applicant populations warranting increased scrutiny” and to tighten visa screening for members of those populations. Secretary Tillerson has also ordered that all visa applicants who may have ties […]

Breaking News: U.S. District Court Judge in Hawaii Issues a Nationwide Hold on Key Aspects of President Trump’s Revised Travel Ban

In response to a lawsuit brought by the State of Hawaii, a U.S. District Court Judge issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) today against President Trump’s revised travel ban, just hours before the ban was set to take effect. The revised travel ban, which was issued by President Trump on March 6, 2017, seeks to […]

New Executive Order on Immigration Expected Next Week

In the aftermath of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal’s decision last week to continue to block enforcement of the Trump administration’s travel ban, President Trump announced today during a press conference that a revised executive order on immigration is in the works and is expected to be released as early as next week. While litigation continues […]

BREAKING NEWS: Washington State Federal Judge Halts Executive Order

Attorney General, Bob Ferguson, of the state of Washington announced yesterday that a federal judge in Seattle has granted a request to immediately halt implementation of President Trump’s Executive Order on immigration nationwide. The Temporary Restraining Order will remain in place until a U.S. District Court Senior Judge considers the lawsuit; if granted the Executive […]