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Trump “Travel Ban” Partially in Place After Supreme Court Rules

Trump “Travel Ban” Partially in Place After Supreme Court Rules

Supreme Court Will Hear Trump Travel Ban Challenge

(Updated Sunday, July 1, 2018: The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the final version of Trump’s “travel ban.” It’s potential impact on those wishing to enter the U.S. is discussed in this New York Times story.)

(Updated at 5:15 p.m., PDT, Sunday, April 22, 2018: On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the case that challenged the third iteration of the ban against entry to the U.S. by travelers. Presumably the Court will issue its final ruling in the case before its October 2018 term ends near the end of June. See this TravelWire News story and this one in the New York Times for more details on the upcoming hearing.)

In an unsigned order issued today, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review lower court rulings which had blocked enforcement of an executive order signed by Donald Trump in March that block entry into the U.S. by travelers from six predominantly-Muslim countries.

As The New York Times said in a story published today that reviews the Court’s action:

“Mr. Trump’s revised executive order, issued in March, limited travel from six mostly Muslim countries for 90 days and suspended the nation’s refugee program for 120 days. The time was needed, the order said, to address gaps in the government’s screening and vetting procedures.” (Trump signed a more sweeping travel ban on January 27, 2017.)

Injunctions Against Travel Ban Partially Stayed Pending High Court Review

More importantly, the Court stayed the injunctions issued by the lower courts that prevented the government from suspending travel to the U.S. by citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days, “with respect to foreign nationals who lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”

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