President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday barring travel from six Muslim-majority countries, but it has already left several other states reeling with high numbers of travelers.
In Maryland, for example, officials are reporting that they have had to cancel a total of 1,200 business and educational trips because of the ban.
Other states, like Alabama, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, are reporting double that number of cancellations.
The executive order will likely be used to keep thousands of people from traveling to their states for several months, and Trump may have little choice but to keep on with the policies he already implemented in the wake of a deadly mass shooting in San Bernardino, California.
The ban on travelers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen will remain in place until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the legality of the president’s executive order.
“We’re in uncharted territory here,” one Republican operative told The Daily Beast.
“I’m not sure we’ve had a president who has been so bold and has been willing to go to war with the courts and be so open with people that we’re in this uncharted terrain.”
The order also suspends the U .
Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days, which has been the basis for the travel ban for nearly two years.
It is unclear how long the suspension will last, but the executive order did not mention how many refugees were affected by the suspension.
Other executive orders were similarly broad.
In addition to banning travel from the six Muslim countries, the order also banned travel to the U