In Focus: Suspended Travel Ban Impacting U.S. Business

By Kathy Gurchiek Feb 16, 2017

A federal court ruling suspended President Trump's executive order of Jan. 27 that banned immigrants from seven countries from entering the United States. Still, the president's actions sent shock waves and confusion through the business community and prompted a nationwide immigrants' strike Feb. 16. Such a travel ban, if enacted, would have significantly changed how many U.S. companies do business.

Immigrant Workers Plan Strike Thursday as Part of 'Day Without Immigrants' Protest
Immigrants in D.C. and across the country plan to participate in the "Day Without Immigrants" boycott, a response to President Trump's pledges to crack down on those in the country illegally, use "extreme vetting" and build a wall along the Mexican border. 
(Washington Post)

What Business Travelers Need to Know About Trump's Travel Ban
President Donald Trump's executive order banning travel into the U.S. from seven countries continues to create fear and uncertainty, even though a federal court ruling suspended it.

Appeals Court Denies President Trump's Request to Reinstate Immigration Ban
Employers may continue to process immigration and travel for foreign national workers from the seven countries named in President Donald Trump's executive order limiting immigration. A federal appeals court unanimously denied the president's appeal to reinstate the ban.
Citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen are free to enter the U.S. after a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel upheld Feb. 9 a lower federal court judge's nationwide temporary restraining order blocking the president's controversial executive order.
(SHRM Online)

4 Immigrants Affected by the Ban Share What It's Like to Work in America Right Now
A doctor, a professor, and tech and advertising employees from the banned countries relay how their bosses have responded to their fears.
(Fast Company)
Starbucks Says It Will Hire 10,000 Refugees Worldwide In Next 5 Years
Leaders of several American companies have announced plans to hire, house or otherwise support people affected by President Trump's sweeping freeze on people seeking asylum in the U.S. or traveling from seven largely Muslim countries.


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