On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order (EO) titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.”1 This FAQ summarizes the EO and answers questions about the impact it has had since Trump signed it. The EO initiated a rapidly developing and changing situation. Its effect is being impacted by ongoing litigation developments, and the administration has issued—and probably will continue to issue—updated interpretations and applications of the EO.
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What does the executive order do? The EO makes several key changes to preexisting policy.