Friday, June 30, 2017

Part of Trump's Travel Ban to Go Effective This Week

President Donald Trump's revised travel ban -- which attempts to ban foreign nationals from Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia and Yemen -- will take effect Thursday evening. Photo by Erin Schaff/UPI| License Photo
June 29 (UPI) -- The partial implementation of President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, was to go into effect last Thursday evening, unnamed officials said.
The Supreme Court on Monday announced it would review the Trump administration's appeal against rulings from lower courts that blocked the implementation of his executive order on immigration. In its decision, the high court said the order could partially take effect.
The Department of State will lead the rollout of the measures to begin at 8 p.m. on Thursday, CNN reported.
A Homeland Security official told ABC News the department would work with Customs and Border Protection and Citizenship and Immigration Services to screen travelers coming from the six countries affected by the order.
The timing for the implementation of the travel ban was designed to give U.S. embassies and consulates sufficient guidance before the measures take effect, Bloomberg reported.
The president's revised order seeks to ban travel from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for at least 90 days, and temporarily halt all refugee applications for 120 days. Trump has said that the suspensions allow much-needed time to review the nation's immigration and refugee evaluation procedures to ensure potential terrorists aren't allowed to enter the country
In a 13-page opinion, the Supreme Court narrowed the scope of the ban, saying it was not enforceable against those with a legitimate relationship with someone or some organization in the United States.
The Supreme Court determined if a foreign national from the aforementioned countries cannot sufficiently demonstrate he or she has a "credible claim of bona fide relationship" with either a U.S. institution, such as a school or employer, or a person living in the United States, that foreign national is likely to be banned for 90 days. If he or she is a refugee from one of the countries, the ban lasts for 120 days.
The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in late May upheld a lower court ruling that blocked the implementation Trump's travel ban. Oral arguments in the case will be heard in October before the Supreme Court.

 ***By Andrew V. Pestano
Ed Adamczyk contributed to this report.

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