President Trump’s Travel Ban: A Supreme Court Update

U.S._Immigration_and_Customs_Enforcement_(ICE)_Logo.svgThe United States Supreme Court issued an order on June 26, 2017 that granted the Trump Administration’s petitions for certiorari and partially granted the Administration’s motions to stay injunctions of the so-called “travel ban.” This October, the Supreme Court will hear arguments about whether or not the travel ban is constitutional. In the meantime, the Supreme Court’s order allows the Trump Administration to partially enforce the travel ban; but, the order only goes so far. The 90-day travel ban may be enforced against citizens of Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Iran, and Yemen only where they lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.

The Supreme Court held that denying entry to foreign nationals who have no connection to the United States does not burden any American party. Examples of individuals who may continue travel to the US include those with close familial relationships, students who have been admitted to American universities, workers who have accepted an offer of employment from an American company, and lecturers invited to address an American audience. The order also stays the injunction as to refugees who lack any connection to the Unites States.

For more information, contact SS+D’s Immigration Practice Group at Kulrich@ssdlaw.com, in our Dayton office at 937.222.2052 or in our West Chester office at 513.644.8125.

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