The new travel order rules face a court challenge

The new travel order rules face a court challenge

ON THE evening of June 29th, five months after issuing his first executive order halting travel from several Muslim countries and suspending America’s refugee programme, Donald Trump’s restrictive border policy finally went into effect. The legality of Mr Trump’s revised order (issued on March 6th) will be on the Supreme Court’s docket in the autumn, but on June 26th, the justices let it go forward in the meantime—with significant caveats. Entry to America may be barred “with respect to foreign nationals who lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States”, the court said. But the travel ban cannot apply to people with family connections in America. Until the Supreme Court has a chance to fully consider the matter, “foreign nationals who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States” are to be exempted from Mr Trump’s executive order.

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