The Supreme Court ruled Monday to reinstate a limited version of President Donald Trump’s executive order, known as the travel ban, The Guarddian reported. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/26/trump-travel-ban-supreme-court-block-partially-lifted
The nation’s highest court said the 90-day ban on visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, along with a 120-day suspension of the US refugee resettlement program, could be enforced against those who lack a “credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States”. The ruling applies to tourists as well as students accepted into U.S. higher education institutions or employees of companies in the U.S. seeking new visas.
The court also agreed to hear arguments on the legality of Trump’s controversial order in the autumn, potentially setting up a major test of Trump’s executive authority later in the year.
As we reported earlier, US President Donald Trump signed an order, banning immigration from six Muslim-majority countries and suspends refugee program. Entry to the US will be temporarily halted (90 days) for Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. At the same time, the new version exempts people who hold current visas and drops an indefinite ban on Syrian refugees, reducing it to 120 days. It also makes clear that lawful permanent residents are excluded from ban.