U.S. Supreme Court Reinstates Portions of Travel Ban; Agrees to Hear Travel Ban Case in October
June 26, 2017
This morning the U.S. Supreme Court allowed a limited version of President’s Trump Executive Order banning travelers from 6 primarily-Muslim countries to take effect and agreed to consider the legal issues raised by the ban when the Court convenes in October. The Court clarified that the travel ban “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.” The ban will take effect in 72 hours.
Weaver Schlenger will analyze today’s ruling and provide clarification as it becomes available as to who falls into the exception laid out by the Court. Presumably, employees of a U.S. employer seeking re-entry or applying for a work visa stamp will not fall within the ban.
The Supreme Court stated that since the Trump Administration previously indicated the ban would be temporary to allow the government time to review its vetting processes, that it’s possible by October the case may be moot. The Supreme Court said they expect the government to be able to conduct its review within the 90-day span the executive order proposed.
The 6 countries affected by the travel ban are: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.