The Department of Homeland Security suspends President Donald Trump’s immigration and travel ban resuming the standard inspections of travelers nationwide.
Federal Judge James Robart stopped the implementation of Trump’s immigration policies which halts the arrival of refugees for at least 120 days and the next 3 months, bans citizens and travelers from 7 Muslim-majority countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.
A Relief for Filipinos
An interview with John Reginald Viray, an OFW currently residing in Kuwait, said that he felt relieved after he heard the suspension of Trump’s order. The travel ban could affect many Filipinos migrating and working in the US, which he plans to do.
The US State Department said Filipinos remain “welcome” to the US and that the Philippines is a “core ally in the Asia”, looking forward to a productive and bilateral relationship.