In a decision issued Tuesday, October 17, 2017, a Federal District Court Judge granted a nation-wide Temporary Restraining Order (“TRO”) on President Trump’s latest Executive Order (“EO”), set to take effect Wednesday, October 18th, that some call the Travel Ban version 3.0.
The latest EO imposed varying restrictions on eight countries, most of which are majority Muslim. The TRO grant means that the U.S. Department of State will continue regular visa processing for nationals of Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen. Restrictions still apply to North Koreans and certain Venezuelan’s, which take effect starting Wednesday, October 18, 2017. If you have questions on how this TRO impacts your immigration case, please contact SPS Immigration.