A District Court in Hawaii has blocked the travel ban as it applies to all countries except Venezuel and North Korea.  According to the Hawaii court, “EO-3 suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor: it lacks sufficient findings that the entry of more than 150 million nationals from six specified countries would be “detrimental to the interests of the United States,” a precondition that the Ninth Circuit determined must be satisfied before the Executive may properly invoke Section 1182(f).”

The Department of State has indicated that it has instructed its consulates to continue processing visas as usual.