On Monday, December 4th the Supreme Court allowed for the third iteration of the Trump Administration’s travel ban to go into effect while it faces multiple legal challenges in lower courts. What this means is that until further notice, citizens of Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad, North Korea, and some groups from Venezuela will not be able to obtain U.S. visas, regardless of ties to the United States. Green card holders and dual citizens will not be subject to the ban and will be allowed to travel and obtain visas.
It is important to note that this developing news does not mean that the Supreme Court has ruled on the issue, only that these travel restrictions will be effective immediately as the travel ban’s fate is determined in lower courts.
This means that the administration may enforce the latest travel restrictions on travelers from eight countries, banning individuals from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad, and North Korea, as well as certain groups from Venezuela.
Federal judges in Maryland and Hawaii have previously blocked the implementation of the travel ban, while temporarily allowing foreign nationals with a “credible claim of a bona fide relationship wit a person or entity in the United States” to enter. Monday’s news no longer allows for those with bona fide relations to travel to the U.S.
D’Alessio Law Group professionals are keeping close watch of any and all developing aspects surrounding the Trump travel ban, as well as its many legal challenges. If you believe this news will affect your travel/work plans, please reach out to your D’Alessio Law Group professional for further information.