Yesterday, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled to allow President Trump’s latest travel restrictions to partly take effect. This decision allows the government to bar entry to people who come from six majority-Muslim countries and who lack ties to the United States. This decision effectively blocks a lower court decision from Hawaii which had temporarily halted the latest travel ban.
Travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen will be barred admission unless they establish that they have a “bona fide relationship” with close family or an entity in the United States, like a university or company.
*Updated, November 17, 2017* The administration is expected to continue to appeal the lower court’s ruling, seeking that the ban be allowed to take effect in its entirety. Further implementation guidance from the Department of State is now available here.