US President Donald Trump is continuing to back a ban on people from seven mainly Muslim countries entering America, despite a Federal Judge in Seattle suspending the ban. He has said he will appeal the Judges ruling. The battle may end up in the Supreme Court.
Mr Trump said the plans were about keeping America safe from terrorism, and it was not a ban against Muslims. The new rules also include stopping Syrian refugees travelling to the US until further notice.
There have been big protests against the ban all over the world, and especially in American airports.
Who is affected by the ban?
- There is a ban on all refugees entering the US for 120 days. However, Syrian refugees will not be allowed to travel to the country until further notice.
- All nationals from seven mainly Muslim countries – Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen are not allowed to America for 90 days.
But there remains a lot of confusion about how it all works.
President Donald Trump sacked the US attorney general Sally Yates – an important job in law in America – after she questioned what he had done.
How does it affect New Zealand?
Prime Minister Bill English says it has been a frustrating few days, as New Zealand has tried to get information on how US President Donald Trump’s immigration policy would affect New Zealanders.
The New Zealand government has been advised dual passport holders from any of the seven countries which have restricted entry to the United States under President Trump’s immigration ban, will be able to travel to the US on their New Zealand passport.