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Immigration Ban Suspended by U.S. District Court


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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