Guest Blogger and Travel Document System’s Director of Social Media Kristin Zern has written a great overview on the recent Supreme Court decision on the US Travel Ban. Kristen piece is as follows:

President Trump’s Executive Travel Ban has been partly reinstated with a full hearing of the issues in the fall.

The Supreme Court will then decide whether the 90-day ban on people traveling to the US from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen will be enforced. Iraq was listed in the original travel ban but was taken out of the 2nd travel ban.

Until then, people entering the US from one of the 6 countries without a personal/family, school or business affiliation will be barred from entering the U.S.

The Trump administration says that the Ban will be put in place within 72 hours.

The Supreme Court said in Monday’s decision: “In practical terms, 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.

All other foreign nationals from the 6 countries are subject to the provisions of [the executive order].”

The ruling also said it would permit a 120-day ban on all refugees entering the US to go into effect.


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  • Travel Ban will be enforced against foreign nationals from the 6 countries listed in the Middle East.
  • However, the Ban will not include students, workers with jobs in the US, family members with credible evidence of a connection in the US or a connection with an entity.
  • The Supreme Court will make its final decision in the Fall regarding all the issues regarding the Executive travel ban.