CLIENT ALERT: EXECUTIVE ORDER ON IMMIGRATION SUSPENDED: FUTURE STATUS UNCERTAIN
As reported in our Client Alert of January 30th, on January 27, 2017 President Trump issued an Executive Order (“E.O.”) entitled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” This E.O. banned for 90 days any immigrant or non-immigrant entry into the U.S. of foreign citizens from Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Iran and Libya, which would impact vessels with crewmembers from those countries. The E.O. also suspended the U.S. refugee program. As a result of legal challenges to the E.O., it has now been temporarily suspended and is not currently being enforced.