USA: PRESIDENT TRUMP’S EXECUTIVE ORDER CHALLENGED
February 16, 2017
President Trump’s executive order (which attempted to ban for 90 days any immigrant or non-immigrant entry into the US of foreign citizens from Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Iran and Libya) has been challenged in the US courts. This legal challenge has led to a temporary restraining order on the immigration ban contained in the executive order. President Trump’s administration launched an appeal but on 9 February the three judges of the US Court of Appeals unanimously upheld the temporary suspension of the executive order. The case could be brought to the Supreme Court, but President Trump has said that he is considering rewriting the order rather than ask the Supreme Court for a decision. At present the executive order remains suspended but the position remains unclear and Members trading to the US should ask local correspondents for up to date information.