A Judge of the United States District Court, Seattle, Washington has issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against parts of the January 27, 2017 Executive Order which temporarily stopped the admission of individuals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. In relevant part, the Judge has ordered a national TRO against the Executive Order which will allow the admission of individuals from the restricted countries as well as refugees in possession of a US visa.
Moreover, media reports are indicating that the State Department are reinstating the US visas for individuals from the 7 countries which had been revoked, although there was no official confirmation of this at time of writing.
The situation continues to be very fluid, with the White House indicating that it will appeal the decision. Caution is still advised to those from one of the 7 affected countries, if in the US, that they not depart.
For further details on the Executive Order, or on any other immigration matters, please contact a member of our team.