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What You Should Know about the Supreme Court Decision on the Travel Ban

by | Jul 6, 2017 | Immigration, Travel

The US Supreme Court allowed a limited version of Trump’s travel ban to take effect. Here’s what you should know about the decision.

The court ordered to keep in place part of the lower court injunctions, but reimposed the travel ban for foreign nationals “who lack any bona fide relationship” with US persons. The Supreme Court will hear arguments on the merits of the executive order in October.

The Supreme Court’s order is a partial win for the Trump administration, but it is confusing to implement over the summer. According to the order, the administration cannot block entry of individuals from the six affected countries (Libya, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen) and refugees from around the world if they have “a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”

The US Supreme Court stated that workers who have accepted or are employed by a US company have a bona fide relationship to a US entity. These are employees with business visas, such as H, L, E, I, O, P, Q, and R, as well as employment-based immigrant visas.

We recommend that foreign nationals on work visas allow for extra time at the airports and travel with their approval notices in addition to their current passport and visa.

Additionally, the US Department of State (DOS) has issued answers to FAQs on the implementation on the Executive Order on travel.  You can find these aswers here.



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