Executive Order News

Page and resources last updated: January 23, 2020

Expansion to Travel Ban Announced

January 31st, 2020

President Trump announces expansion to Presidential Proclamation 9645 restricting travel to the U.S. Travel to the U.S. as an immigrant for nationals of Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania will be suspended effective 12:01am February 21, 2020. These new restrictions only apply to immigrant visas and do not restrict nonimmigrant visa... More

US Supreme Court Upholds Travel Ban

June 26th, 2018

The US Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s September 24, 2017 Proclamation (Travel Ban 3.0), which currently restricts nationals from seven countries (Libya, Iran, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Yemen and certain government officials from Venezuela) from entering the US in certain nonimmigrant visa classifications. Please visit our Executive Order webpage for more... More

U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments on travel ban

April 25th, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on April 25, 2018 regarding the legality of travel restriction splaced on individuals from eight countries. A final decision is expected to be announced in June.

Chad removed from travel ban

April 13th, 2018

President Trump removed Chad from the list of countries subject to Travel Ban 3.0, after a March 20, 2018 report from the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of the Department of State, concluded "that Chad has made marked improvements in its identity-management and information-sharing practices."

U.S. Supreme Court Permits Travel Restrictions to Begin Effective Immediately

December 4th, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court announced that they will allow the latest version of travel restrictions targeting nationals from certain countries to go into effect immediately while legal challenges continue in the lower courts. The travel restrictions permit nationals from Chad, Libya, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Somalia, Yemen and certain government officials... More

Travel Restrictions for 6 of the 8 Countries Blocked by Court Order

October 18th, 2017

A Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) issued by the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii on October 16th blocks enforcement of the Proclamation 9645 restrictions on the following countries: Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Chad and Somalia. The Proclamation 9645 bars on North Korea and Venezuela were not included in... More

Country Specific Travel Restrictions Replaces Executive Order Travel Ban

September 25th, 2017

The travel ban initially imposed by Executive Order will be replaced with new travel restrictions that are category and country specific. President Trump issued a Proclamation pursuant to Section 2(e) of Executive Order 13780, designating eight countries (Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen) for partial or full restrictions on entry... More

Supreme Court Update to Executive Order 13780

June 29th, 2017

In a June 26, 2017 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court partially granted the government’s request to stay the court’s preliminary injunctions to Executive Order 13780.This means the 90-day ban on new visas for nationals of six countries will be enforced beginning at 8pm EST on June 29, 2017. The Supreme Court’s decision contains an... More

Court Updates to Executive Order 13780

May 12th, 2017

Court orders from two U.S. District Courts (Maryland and Hawaii) continue to temporarily prevent the Government from enforcing the Section 2(c) 90-day entry bar of Executive Order 13780. The Hawaii Court's preliminary injunction prevents enforcement of all of Section 2 of the executive order, which includes a block on the... More

Executive Order 13788 “Buy American and Hire American.”

April 18th, 2017

On April 18, President Trump signed a new Executive Order 13788, entitled, “Buy American and Hire American.” The EO directs the various government agencies to review the current laws governing the H-1B program and suggest changes to prioritize the most skilled and highest paid positions. In addition, the President directed... More