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As noted by the U.S. Department of State, "On December 4, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the government's motions for emergency stays of preliminary injunctions issued by U.S. District Courts in the Districts of Hawaii and Maryland. The preliminary injunctions had prohibited the government from fully enforcing or implementing the entry restrictions of Presidential Proclamation 9645 (P.P.) titled, "Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorirsts or other Public-Safety Threats" to nationals of six counties: Chad, Iran, Libya, Yemen, and Somalia. Per the Supreme Court's orders, those restrictions will be implemented fully, in accordance with the Presidential Proclamation, around the world, beginning December 8 at open of business, local time. [emphasis added] The District Court injunctions did not affect implementation of entry restrictions against nationals from North Korea and Venezula. Those individuals remain subject to the restrictions and limitations listed in the Presidential Proclamation, which went into effect at 12:01 a.m. eastern time on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, with respect to nationals of those countries."

For additional information concerning the U.S. Department of State's December 4, 2017 news, please click on "New Court Orders on Presidential Proclamation - December 4, 2017."

Only a licensed attorney in good standing or an accredited representative working for a BIA-recognized organization is authorized to provide immigration legal services. UBIS's Director, Oscar A. Budde, is a licensed attorney in good standing. Should you have any questions concerning the recently issued Executive Orders please feel free to contact our office at (716) 645-2355 or


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