Federal Appeals Court Allows Parts of Trump's Third Travel Ban to Take Effect
November 17, 2017
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit issued a stay on the Hawaii US District
Court's preliminary injunction against Trump's third travel ban which would have indefinitely restricted the entry of citizens and nationals of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen, and Somalia.
The federal appeals court allowed the travel ban to take effect except on "foreign nationals who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States." People with a qualifying family relationship include grandparents, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. A qualifying relationship with an entity must be formal, documented, and formed in the ordinary course rather than for purposes of evading the travel ban.
The Department of Homeland Security and US Department of State have confirmed that they are looking into complying with the recent court order.