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Seattle Federal Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction Extending Nationwide Block of President's Executive Order on Immigration

A Seattle federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction on President Trump’s Executive Order temporarily banning entry into the U.S. for nationals of seven predominantly Muslim countries and shutting down the U.S. refugee program for 120 days.

The injunction, issued by Judge James Robart, effectively extends the temporary restraining order he issued earlier this month into an indefinite nationwide block of the President’s Executive Order.

Judge Robart rejected calls from the Trump administration to postpone the district court case while the 9th Circuit considers a request from one of its judges for a rehearing of last week’s decision, which denied a motion to lift the restraining order.

The immigration attorneys at Ryan Swanson will provide updates regarding future changes or developments. In the meantime, please contact anyone in the Immigration Group with questions.

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