US District Courts in Hawaii and Maryland Stop President Trump's Revised Travel/Refugee Ban

16. Mar. 2017

This is a follow up to our March 6th article regarding Travel Ban 2.0

Last night, the US District Court for the District of Hawaii issued a temporary restraining order enjoining the government from enforcing or implementing Section 2 (90-day travel ban) and Section 6 (120-day ban of the US refugee program) of the March 6, 2017, Executive Order (EO 13780) nationwide.

Then, earlier today, the US District Court for the District of Maryland issued an injunction barring enforcement nationwide of Section 2(c) of the order. As a result, the Department of State has announced that it will suspend implementation of the provisions of the Executive Order as required by the relevant court orders, and that US embassies and consulates will continue to process visas for nationals of Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen.

President Trump has pledged to appeal these decisions.