On 6 March 2017, the president finally signed a new Executive Order entitled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States," that replaces the previous EO issued 27 Jan. 2017. In addition, he issued a companion Memorandum for the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security. The provisions of the EO do not go into effect until 16 March 2017.
The Dept. of Homeland Security has issued a related fact sheet and Q&A. See also this joint DOJ/DHS letter to the White House on the "weaknesses in our immigration system that pose a risk to our Nation's security."
The Just Security blog has provided a detailed line-by-line comparison between the original Executive Order and its replacement, and the Washington Post has provided a helpful summary of the changes.
*UNHCR's press release notes, "we are concerned that this decision, though temporary, may compound the anguish for those it affects."
Here is an initial round-up of commentary and analysis:
4 Claims the Trump White House Made about Its Travel Ban That Now Look Silly (WP The Fix, March 2017) [text]
"Analyzing Trump’s New Travel Ban," New York Times, 6 March 2017 [text]
Does Trump’s New Travel Ban Violate the Establishment Clause? (Just Security Blog, March 2017) [text]
Five Takeaways from Trump’s New Travel Ban (The Hill, March 2017) [text]
*"Here’s How the White House is Justifying the New Refugee and Immigration Ban," BuzzFeed News, 6 March 2017 [text]
*Huge Net Costs from Trump’s New Executive Order Cutting Refugees (Cato at Liberty Blog, March 2017) [text]
More Info Needed on Travel Ban’s Claim that 300 Refugees under Counterterrorism Investigations (Just Security Blog, March 2017) [text]
No End in Sight for Syrian Refugees Banned under Trump’s New Travel Order (The Conversation, March 2017) [text]
The Revised Refugee EO: Legal and Empirical Arguments for Judicial Deference (Lawfare Blog, March 2017) [text]
*The Revised Trump Travel Ban: Who Might be Affected from the Six Targeted Countries? (Migration Policy Institute, March 2017) [text]
Summary and Analysis of Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” (AILA, March 2017) [text]
"Timeline: The Evolution of Trump’s Travel Ban," Yahoo News, 6 March 2017 [text]
Trump Just Signed His New Travel Ban. Here’s What It’s Really About (WP Plum Line, March 2017) [text]
*Trump’s Claim That 'More than 300' Refugees are Subjects of Counterterrorism Investigations (WP Fact Checker, March 2017) [text]
Trump’s Revised Refugee and Visa Order: A Quick and Dirty Analysis (Lawfare Blog, March 2017) [text]
Trump’s Revised Travel Ban Still Faces Legal Challenges (The Conversation, March 2017) [text]
We’ll See You in Court, 2.0: Once a Muslim Ban, Still a Muslim Ban (Just Security Blog, March 2017) [text]
Why the New Travel Ban Doesn’t Resolve the Old One’s Problems (Just Security Blog, March 2017) [text]
- Regional Focus: United States (5 March 2017)