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A Temporary Restraining Order preventing enforcement of the 90-day ban on travel by individuals from the seven named Muslim countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen), the 120-day ban on admission of refuges, the indefinite ban on Syrian refugees, and several other provisions of the third Trump Executive Order on immigration has been issued by the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. This is effective on a nationwide basis, effectively killing enforcement of the major parts of the executive order for the time being.
The order also eliminated the US Department of State’s “provisional revocation” of visas for individuals of the seven countries under the order.
This will likely be appealed by the administration, however it has immediate effect – so anyone with a valid visa who had been refused boarding for a trip back to the US on the basis of nationality in one of the seven countries or on the basis of being a refugee may now return through any land or air ports, which are prevented from enforcing these provisions of the Executive Order.
Customs and Border Protection has confirmed that they have instructed their officers to resume normal processing.