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SCOTUS Travel Ban

Posted on: June 27th, 2017

By: Layli Eskandari Deal

On June 26, 2017, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the Travel Ban cases when it reconvenes next fall. The Court has allowed the government to implement parts of President Trump’s second executive order which bans the entry of nationals of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from the United States and suspend the admission of all refugees for 120 days.

In a narrow decision, the Supreme Court held that the travel ban cannot prohibit the entry of foreign nationals from the stated countries if they can credibly show:

  1. A close familial relationship to a person in the U.S.; OR
  2. A formal and documented relationship with a U.S. entity

This standard is also applied to all refugees hoping to enter the United States.

The Court’s order will go into effect on Thursday, June 29, 2017 and will remain in place until at least October 2017, pending final resolution of the case on its merits.

For additional information related to this topic and for advice regarding how to navigate U.S. immigration laws you may contact Layli Eskandari Deal of the law firm of Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP at (770-551-2700) or [email protected].

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