President Donald Trump signs a new executive order placing a 90-day ban on people from six mainly Muslim nations

Immigration -- June 26, 2017


The Supreme Court has decided that it will hear the cases relating to these orders in October of this year.

Furthermore, it has partially stayed the preliminary injunctions preventing the executive orders from being carried out. This means that the executive order "may not be enforced against foreign nationals who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States." An example of such a bona fide relationship would be a student from a restricted country who has been admitted to a U.S. university; the executive order would not apply to them. Conversely, the executive order can be enforced "against foreign nationals abroad who have no connection to the United States at all".

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Trump gets green light for partial travel ban
Travel Ban – A Quick Update

Originally written: 03/06/2017

Citizens of Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, six of the seven countries on the original 27 January executive order, will be subject to a 90-day travel ban. Iraq has been removed from the banned list because its government has boosted visa screening and data sharing, White House officials said. The new directive says refugees already approved by the State Department can enter the US. It also lifts an indefinite ban on all Syrian refugees. Green Card holders (legal permanent residents of the US) from the named countries will not be affected. The new order does not give priority to religious minorities, unlike the previous directive.

The new order is set to take effect on 16 March. White House officials hope the 10 days' notice will help to avoid some of the chaotic scenes at US airports that occurred on 27 January when the first executive order was announced without warning. Travelers with valid visas who were in the air at the time found themselves detained by border officials on arrival.

(Source: BBC News)

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