Travel Ban Update

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On January 26, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari and consolidated two cases concerning the Travel Ban from the March 6, 2017 Executive Order (EO13780), Trump v. IRAP and Trump v. Hawaii, which will be heard in the October 2017 term.

In addition to granting cert, the Court granted a partial stay of the injunctions from the lower courts. The Court held that the travel and refugee bans "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 who do not have such a bona fide relationship are subject to the provisions of the March 6 order. The Court also held that a refugee with a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a U.S. person or entity may not be excluded, even if the cap on refugees has been reached.

The Department of State announced last night that the 90 day suspension of entry for those foreign nationals subject to the ban will begin June 29 at 8 pm EDT.

To read more about the travel ban, these sites provide detailed summaries:
http://aila.org/infonet/practice-alert-travel-warning
http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/06/26/impacted-travel-ban-scotus/

If you have any questions about whether the ban applies to you, a family member, or an employee, please contact us for guidance.