Immigration executive order explained

Trump works to place restrictions on immigration into the United States.

Rebecca Mitchell, Writer

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Trump works to place restrictions on immigration into the United States.   |   Melissa Hedrick & Stephen Frederick

 

To begin his 100 days in office, President Donald Trump implemented an executive order on immigration affecting colleges and families nationwide that blocked people with green-card holders from returning to the United States. Students were stranded in their home countries while trying to complete research or study abroad programs and families remained separated rather than reunited.

The executive order blocks Syrian refugees indefinitely, all other refugees for 120 days and immigrant and nonimmigrant admittance of people from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen for 90 days. However, the order has received backlash from large tech organizations, former national security officials and judges across the United States.

A federal Seattle judge ruled to place a nationwide block on the executive order based on harm to those in the state. The Department of Justice then filed an appeal to the block.

After the hearing in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the judges decided the nationwide block on the executive order will remain in place.

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Immigration executive order explained