03/15/2017 — Federal Court Approves Temporary Injunction Against New Executive Order dated 03/06/2017

On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, a federal court in Hawaii issued a preliminary injunction against Sections 2 and 6 of the new Executive Order signed on March 6, 2017.  The injunction places a temporary hold on the sections of the order pertaining to travel restrictions, and prohibition of visas, for citizens from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Citizens and nationals from these countries will now be allowed to apply for visas and travel to the U.S.

We are not certain how long the injunction will be in place, so if you are from one of the above countries, please consult with the Immigration Services office at UGA prior to making any travel plans. (706-542-2900 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

The text of the preliminary injunction can be found here: https://www.pacermonitor.com/view/P52F2SY/State_of_Hawaii_v_Trump__hidce-17-00050__0219.0.pdf

The text of the Executive Order signed on March 6 can be found here: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/03/09/2017-04837/protecting-the-nation-from-foreign-terrorist-entry-into-the-united-states

Last modified on Thursday, 16 March 2017 16:08