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February 7, 2017: Last Friday marked a very big day in US immigration law; that was when the executive order essentially suspending all immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries was placed on hold by a temporary restraining order by a federal judge sitting in Seattle, in response to a lawsuit filed by the Washington State Attorney General.  With that temporary restraining order now being challenged by the government in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (which sits in San Francisco), and argument being heard today, we are likely to learn the immediate fate of the original executive order in the next 48 hours or so.  Whichever way the 9th Circuit rules, expect the losing side to rush the matter to the Supreme Court.  We will try to update you here.  Momentous times, indeed.

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