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By: Layli Eskandari Deal
The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, upheld President Trump’s latest travel ban. The Court dismissed the anti-Muslim statements of President Trump and other administration officials when evaluating the legality of the ban. The decision stated that the ban is neutral and advances the national security of the United States. The Judges relied on the discretionary powers granted to the President under the Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”).
The travel ban restricts entry of foreign national to the United States from Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, and Venezuela. A waiver can be granted on a case-by-case basis by the U.S. Department of State.
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].