On the evening of Friday, February 3, 2017, a federal district court in Seattle issued a temporary restraining order suspending the travel ban imposed by President Trump's executive order. This ruling means that travelers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, as well as vetted refugees worldwide, are no longer barred from entering the United States for the time being. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the administration's appeal of the ruling. The travel ban, as well as the suspension of USCIS petitions filed on behalf of individuals from the designated countries, is therefore not in effect while the court case moves forward. The Department of State has also reinstated visas revoked under the executive order.
If you have a question for an Albany immigration lawyer about the President's Executive Orders or another immigration matter, please contact the Law Office of Brian Wang.