Narrowed Travel Ban Takes Effect
The Supreme Court’s order from earlier this week allowed a narrowed version of the Trump Administration’s travel ban for people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen to take effect. The government has announced that the ban will take effect on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at 8:00pm Eastern Time.
The order allows the ban to take effect except for individuals “who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”
Visas that have already been approved will not be revoked. But new applicants from the six listed countries will have to prove a relationship with a parent, spouse, child, adult son or daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law or sibling already in the United States to be eligible.
Or, if the visa applicant wants to come to the U.S. based on business or professional links, the relationship must be “formal, documented, and formed in the ordinary course rather than for the purpose of evading” the travel ban.