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Update for Employers on the Immigration-related Executive Order

February 10, 2017, Covington Alert

Following last week’s advisory concerning President Trump’s Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States (the “Order”), numerous lawsuits were filed challenging the Order. One such challenge, filed by the State of Washington and the State of Minnesota, culminated in yesterday’s unanimous decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which left in place a temporary restraining order (“TRO”) barring enforcement of core provisions of the Executive Order pending further consideration of the case. Though the so-called “travel ban” is currently on hold, employers should continue to monitor developments closely.

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