United States – Update on Temporary Ban on Immigrant/Non-immigrant Entry

16 February 2017

Members who call at ports in the US will be aware of the Executive Order issued by President Trump on 27 January 2017  to restrict the entry into the US of foreign citizens from Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Iran and Libya, as reported in the Club’s recent News Alert (click here). 

As a consequence of legal challenges being made, US law firm Freehill Hogan & Mahar LLP now report that the Executive Order has been temporarily suspended and is not currently being enforced. However, they further advise that it is presently unclear as to whether a temporary ban will at some stage be implemented. To access a copy of the US lawyers’ update, click here.