Despite a demand from the Justice Department to reinstate the ban, the Federal Appeals Court continued to block the ban. The ban restricts travel into the United States from seven Middle East Countries: Iran, Somalia, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Sudan. The court has asked challengers of the ban to respond to the appeal and the Justice Department to file a counter response on Monday. As of now, this is what it means:
President Donald Trump's Administration signed an Executive Order leading to sweeping changes in immigration from Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Libya, Somalia and Yemen.
Below lists some of the highlights from the anticipated Executive Order. Much can be changed before the order is finalized. What the government has released has not yet been signed or enacted.
Donald Trump, the next United States President, will undoubtedly have an impact on immigration. He is set to be sworn into office on January 20, 2017. No one is sure as to what path the new president will take in regards to legal immigration.
Trump, like presidents before him, cannot change the law. A change in law requires the approval of Congress and this requires a volley of negotiating and takes time. Immigration law can only be changed by an act of Congress, however the president can also make the process more difficult through executive order.