Posted: Feb 10, 2017 08:49 AM MST
Updated: Feb 10, 2017 08:49 AM MST
Jan. 27, 2017: Trump signs executive order -Trump issues the executive order banning entry for 90 days by citizens from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. The order also indefinitely halts refugees from Syria.
Jan. 28: Protests begin nationwide - Mass protests start at airports across the United States in opposition to the travel ban.
Jan. 29: Federal judge in Massachusetts issues a temporary restraining order - A federal judge in Massachusetts blocked a part of the order in a case brought by lawyers for two lawful permanent residents who are college professors.
Jan. 29: Trump vigorously defends ban - President Trump defended the order, insisting it would protect the country from terrorists. "This is not about religion -- this is about terror and keeping our country safe," the President wrote in a statement.
Jan. 30: President Obama criticizes order: Obama said he "fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion," according to a statement through a spokesman.
Jan. 30: Trump fires Yates: The President fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she declined to defend the the travel ban.
Jan. 31: After days of confusion at US airports and overseas, Secretary John Kelly said, "I think we were in pretty good shape on how it was implemented by the workforce."
Feb. 3: Federal judge temporarily halts provisions: US District Court Judge James Robart blocked the ban nationwide. He ruled that the states that filed the lawsuit "have met their burden of demonstrating that they face immediate and irreparable injury as a result of the signing and implementation of the executive order."
Feb. 9: Ban remains blocked: A three-judge panel in the Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals ruled against reinstating the travel ban.