Trump Travel Ban Takes Effect at 8 PM EST

The Daily Caller reports today that U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban will take effect at 8 p.m. EST Thursday. The executive order prohibits migrants from Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Iran and Yemen from entering the country without an established, significant connection to the United States. According to the order, these are countries that had already been identified as presenting heightened concerns about terrorism.

The Supreme Court stayed several lower court rulings barring enforcement of the president’s order Monday, but provided an exemption for foreign nationals possessing a “bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.” According to the report, a “bona fide relationship” applies only to foreign nationals with close, previously established ties to the U.S. Visa applicants must prove a relationship with a parent, spouse, child, adult son or daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law or sibling already residing in the United States in order to claim exemption from the ban.

In addition, foreign nationals with significant business ties to American entities may lawfully enter the country, on the condition that all such claims are “formal, documented and formed in the ordinary course rather than for the purpose of evading.” Students, journalists and workers may apply for a visa under this exemption. U.S. citizens, green card holders, current visa holders, visa applicants inside the U.S. prior to June 26, and dual nationals from the affected countries are also exempt from the ban.

However, extended relations, including grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law or fiancees do not fall within the scope of the exemption.

Daily Caller report found here.


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