Legal Updates & Alerts

Ninth Circuit Upholds Temporary Block on Travel Ban

February 10, 2017

Yesterday, February 9, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (Ninth Circuit) unanimously upheld the temporary restraining order that halted the federal government ban on issuance of visas to, and entry of, individuals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

The temporary restraining order will remain in place for the time being while litigation on the Executive Order continues. It is possible that the Trump Administration could seek U.S. Supreme Court review of the Ninth Circuit's decision, or the Administration could issue a revised Executive Order. But, until there is further action, the temporary restraining order which halted the ban remains in effect.

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This client alert is prepared for the general information of our clients and friends. It should not be regarded as legal advice. If you have any questions regarding this update, or for more information about this topic, please contact any of the attorneys in our Business Immigration practice group, or the attorney with whom you normally consult.