03/15/2017 - Temporary Retraining Order Against New Executive Order

Just hours before President Trump's revised Executive Order (Number 13,780, see Clark Lau LLC post on March 7, 2017), which restricts the entry of certain foreign nationals from certain countries and suspends entry of individuals from the US refugee program for specified periods of time, was to take effect, a federal judge in Hawaii issued a national temporary restraining order which suspends the implementation of the new Executive Order.  The judge found that the arguments of those opposing the Executive Order had a "strong likelihood of success" and that "irreparable injury" would occur if the suspension was not granted.

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