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Executive Orders and Related Government Documents and Statements

 

Published on White House website on 18 April 2017
 
Published on White House website on 17 April 2017
 
Published by Official White House Order on 6 March 2017
 
Published by DHS on 6 March 2017
 
Published by DHS on 6 March 2017
 
Subject: "Implementing Immediate Heightened Screening and Vetting of Applications for Visas and Other Immigration Benefits, Ensuring Enforcement of All Laws for Entry into the United States, and Increasing Transparency among Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government and for the American People"
Press Release Issued by White House Office of the Press Secretary on 6 March 2017
 
Published by DHS on 21 February 2017.
 
Published by DHS on 21 February 2017.
 
Published by DHS on 21 February 2017.
 
Published by DHS on 21 February 2017.
 
This guidance memorandum from John Kelly, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, implements the January 25, 2017 Executive Order entitled "Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements."
Published by DHS on 20 February 2017.
 
This guidance memorandum from John Kelly, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, implements the January 25, 2017 Executive Order entitled "Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States."
Published by DHS on 20 February 2017.
 
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied the Administration's emergency motion to stay the temporary restraining order in State of Washington v. Trump. This means that the travel ban remains temporarily enjoined pending an appeal on the merits.
Published on 9 February 2017.
 
Oral argument before a panel of the Ninth Circuit took place on Tuesday, February 7, 2017.  In a statement issued before the hearing, the clerk of the court indicated that a decision was not expected immediately, but would likely be issued sometime this week. An audio recording of the oral argument is available here.
Published on 7 February 2017.
 
According to a notice published on its website, the Department of State (DOS) has reinstated visas that were provisionally revoked under the Jan. 27, 2017 Executive Order. However, foreign nationals whose visas were physically cancelled or have expired must apply for a new visa at a U.S. consulate, absent a decision by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to grant parole or waive the visa requirement at the port of entry.
Published by U.S. Department of State on 5 February 2017.
 
On Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Washington issued a temporary restraining order enjoining the federal government from enforcing key parts of the travel ban set out in the Jan. 27, 2017 Executive Order. Travelers who would otherwise be subject to the travel ban are advised to carry a copy of the TRO with them.
Published on 3 February 2017.
 
Updated CBP FAQs clarify that Canadian landed immigrants (except refugees) who hold passports of a restricted country can apply for admission to the United States, if the individual presents that passport with a valid immigrant or nonimmigrant visa and proof of their landed immigrant status, and only if the travel both originates in Canada and is through a land border or preclearance. Landed immigrants with a passport from a restricted country can apply for an immigrant or nonimmigrant visa to the United States, if the individual presents that passport and proof of landed immigrant status to a consular officer.  Applications must be made at a U.S. consulate in Canada.
Published by U.S. Customs and Border Protection on 2 February 2017.
 
In an emergency release, the State Department has confirmed that dual nationals from any country with a valid visa in the passport of a non-banned country are able to travel.  Consulates worldwide will continue to process applications and issue nonimmigrant and immigrant visas to otherwise eligible visa applicants who apply with a passport from an unrestricted country, even if they hold dual nationality from one of the seven restricted countries.
Published by U.S. Department of State on 2 February 2017.
 
The DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced that it will review DHS’ implementation of the recent Executive Order (EO), “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States by Foreign Nationals.” The review is being initiated in response to congressional request and whistleblower and hotline complaints.  The OIG will also review DHS’ adherence to court orders and allegations of individual misconduct on the part of DHS personnel, as well as other issues that may arise.  The DHS OIG will provide a final report to the DHS Secretary, Congress, and the public.
Published by U.S. Dept of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General on 2 February 2017.
 
The CBP FAQ on implementation of the entry ban order has been updated to provide that the order does not apply to the entry of lawful permanent residents into the United States. 
Published by U.S. Customs and Border Protection on 2 February 2017.
 
An updated release from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) states that all travelers traveling on a passport from one of the seven countries of concern are subject to the ban. This statement suggests that there are increasing signs that the government may not enforce a total ban on dual nationals traveling, but it is not definitive.
Published by U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security on 2 February 2017.
 
Published by U.S. Customs and Border Protection on 31 January 2017.
 
Published by DHS Press Release on 30 January 2017.
 
Published by DHS Press Release on 29 January 2017.
 
Published by DHS Press Release on 29 January 2017.
 
A State Department notice announces the revocation of visas in accordance with the entry ban executive order.  For affected nonimmigrant visa holders in the United States, the provisional revocation would take effect on departure from the United States. For those outside the United States, under this action immigrant and nonimmigrant visa revocation would already be in effect.
Published by U.S. Department of State on 27 January 2017.
 
Published by Official White House Order on 27 January 2017.
 
Published by Official White House Order on 25 January 2017.
 
Published by Official White House Order on 25 January 2017.