by Michael Grothaus
Originally published: February 7, 2017
A week after it was enacted, a federal judge temporarily blocked President Trump's ban on individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries. Still, many immigrants are unsure of how long the blockage of the ban will last. And as the fate of the executive order remains uncertain, so does their employment status, as well as their (and their family's) ability to travel abroad.
The ban has not only affected the lives of citizens from the seven listed countries, it also has economic and workplace consequences for the U.S. companies who employ them: 97 U.S. companies—from startups to some of the biggest tech firms—recently filed an amicus brief against the ban.