Washington State Judge Halts Enforcement of Executive Order Travel Ban

On Friday, a Judge in Washington State issues a nationwide injunction against enforcement of President Trumps Executive Order banning certain immigrants, non-immigrants and refugees from traveling to the United States.  While the Trump administration has said that they will defen the ban in court, steps have been taken to come in compliance with the ruling.  First, the Department of State rescinded its preliminary revocation of all non-immigrant and immigrant visas for those covered by the executive order.  It also allowed all such individuals to board plans and come to the United States.  Officers at airports have also been instructed to allow all such people to enter the United States.  While the Court has yet to rule on the actual order itself and whether it is constitutional and legal, the granting of such a wide injunction does indicate that the Judge feels that the plaintiffs will be successful in their bid to overturn the executive order.  We will update you when more information is known.

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