District Court Judge James Robart’s suspended the Trump immigration
ban last week.
The immigration ban, sought by a Trump Executive Order, had the effect
of barring citizens from the following Muslim-majority countries from
entering the United States for 90 days: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia,
Sudan, and Yemen. All refugees from these countries were also barred from
entering the United States for 120 days, while all refugees from Syria
are barred for an indefinite amount of time. However, this ban is now lifted.
The Justice Department was highly critical of Robart’s decision,
claiming that it “harms the public.” Robart explained that
the states that filed the lawsuit met their burden, proving that the ban
would result in “immediate and irreparable injury.” As a result
of his decision, the Department of Homeland Security announced that it
will not implement the immigration order, but rather return to its standard
inspection of travelers. A U.S. Embassy official in Baghdad said those
with valid U.S. visas are still allowed to enter the country. This includes
Iraqi Special Immigrant Visas.
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