US Supreme Court Temporarily Allows Trump’s 3rd Travel Ban

On December 4, 2017, the Supreme Court issued an order permitting President Trump’s third travel ban to go into full effect. As reported in our previous update, the third travel ban establishes visa and travel restrictions for individuals from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen and Somalia. In October, two separate courts blocked the ban days before it was set to go into effect.

The Supreme Court’s order on Monday is still not the final answer on the issue. The Court granted President Trump’s application for a stay of both injunctions. The Supreme Court did not provide any rationale for its decision. In practice, though, the travel ban will now be fully implemented until the appeals processes in the two lower courts are complete. The order encouraged both courts of appeal to render their decisions with “appropriate dispatch.” We will continue to monitor any developments as the appeals in both cases are set to be heard later this week.

If you would like more information, please contact Karl R. Ulrich in SS+D’s Immigration Law Practice Group in Dayton at 937.222.2052 or in our West Chester office at 513.644.8125.

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