Supreme Court allowed the third version of the Trump administration’s travel ban
to go into effect while legal challenges against it continue. This means the
temporary stays are no longer in effect and the full travel bans take place, but the Court
has urged lower courts to hurry up and render a decision.
The court’s order means that Trump can begin to fully enforce its
new restrictions on visas from eight countries, six of them mostly Muslim.
Most citizens of Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea
are banned from entering the United States, along with some people from
Iranians will be able to come as student and exchange visitors, although
they will face enhanced security screening. Tourist visas and other types
of visas are banned (for now).
In short, the temporary orders temporarily allowing people from Iran to
come with proof of bona fides is no longer in effect until there is a
final decision on the merits. This case indicates, however, that the Supreme
Court has acknowledged the broad powers of the president to protect national security.
The Law Office of Ashkan Yekrangi will continue to keep its clients informed
as the matter develops.