The Unintended Effect of the Immigration Ban on Global Business

On January 27th, 2017, President Donald Trump signed Executive Order 13769, an order aimed at protecting the nation against foreign acts of terrorism. Among the order’s many provisions, it initially suspended the United States’ refugee program for 120 days, meaning no refugees would be admitted into the country during the 120 days it would be in effect. In addition, the order’s other main provisions included restricting admission of citizens from seven countries for a period of 90 days, and suspending the admission of refugees from Syria indefinitely (Jackson, Kiely, Robertson, and Farley).