The US supreme court handed a partial victory to the Trump administration on Monday as it lifted significant elements of lower court orders blocking the president’s controversial travel ban targeting visa applicants from six Muslim-majority countries.
The nation’s highest court said the 90-day ban on visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, along with a 120-day suspension of the US refugee resettlement program, could be enforced against those who lack a “credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States”.1.
The United States Supreme court (SCOTUS) in Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project has partially allowed President Trump’s Travel Ban order that imposes a ban on entry of individuals from six countries namely, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Allowing the petition for certiorari and partially allowing the stay applications on preliminary injunctions granted by the lower courts, Supreme Court narrowed the scope of these injunctions.
This order means that the proposed travel ban cannot 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 foreign nationals (from the six countries mentioned in the Executive Order) will be subjected to the provisions of the Executive Order.