Trump’s Executive Order Travel Ban Temporarily Overturned and Appeal Pending

February 6th, 2017

This weekend the Federal district court in Seattle, WA overturned Trump’s executive order banning entry into the US of foreign nationals from seven high-Muslim population countries as well as of refugees. This means that foreign nationals from these countries, as well as refugees, may now enter the US pursuant to the system before the order was published. The Trump administration has appealed the squashing of the ban to the US Appeals Court for the Ninth Circuit. The Ninth Circuit denied the administration’s request to temporarily pause the invalidation of the ban while waiting for briefs from both parties. The Ninth Circuit will most likely expedite a hearing on this executive order and it’s anyone’s guess if it will be days or weeks before it is decided.