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President Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration – What They Mean and Where Can You Find More Information?
U.S. Government Links Related to the Executive Orders
What is the Latest? – Executive Order Entry Ban Halted
February 21, 2017 - Revised "comprehensive" executive order expected next week. The White House is expected to issue a revised immigration executive order next week, according to a presidential press conference today and a government brief just filed with the 9th Circuit. The President commented, "We’re issuing a new executive action next week that will comprehensively protect our country. So we’ll be going along the one path and hopefully winning that, at the same time we will be issuing a new and very comprehensive order to protect our people. That will be done sometime next week, toward the beginning or middle at the latest part."
February 9, 2017- The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rejected the government’s request to stay a federal district judge's nationwide temporary restraining order (TRO) against President Trump's January 27 entry ban executive order in the State of Washington v. Trump, Case No. 2:17-cv-00141-JLR (W.D.Wa., January 30, 2017). The decision is available here.
The ruling means that the entry ban will remain suspended for now. However, future court rulings could reinstate the ban while a federal district court challenge to the executive order continues.
The U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and State Department have been complying with the TRO and are processing travelers as they did before the executive order. However, in light of the ongoing litigation, foreign nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen should continue to exercise caution before traveling to or departing from the United States.
Government Agency Websites Pertaining to US Immigration
Key Terms and Issues in Immigration Law
Disclaimer: The information on this page is to aid your general understanding of general law issues and terms. This information does not constitute legal advice and should not be depended upon for that purpose. Laws are constantly changing and may at any time render the information found here invalid, so you will want to do further research on your own. For legal advice, consult an attorney. If you need a referral to an attorney, contact the SDCBA’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service at www.sdcba.org/ineedalawyer.
Other News from the Immigration Law Section
On May 22, 2015, USCIS issued an updated announcement on the temporary suspension of premium processing for H-1B extensions filed between May 26 and July 27.
USCIS Posts New Form I-765 Form, Application for Employment Authorization Document (Previous Editions Accepted) Filing Locations UpdatedUSCIS has posted the new edition (02/13/15) of Form I-765 to accommodate H-4 EAD applications.
On April 13, 2015, USCIS announced that it received approximately 233,000 FY 2016 H-1B cap petitions between April 1 and April 7, 2015 – approximately 35 percent more petitions than were received during the FY 2015 filing period.