Court allows Trump's travel ban to partially come into effect


Individuals from six countries - Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen - may be banned from entry, unless they have a bona fide relationship with a us family member or entity. Trump's ban was announced on September 24 and replaced two previous versions that had been impeded by federal courts.

This ban will be applicable to the people from Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Chad and Somalia who literally have no connections with the United States of America. U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang's order was less sweeping, although it also favored travelers with a "bona fide" relationship with a person or entity in the United States. Those who have family relationships in the United States like grandchildren, grandparents, sister in law, brother in law, uncles, nieces, and nephews are the reason that entry from all the six countries could be possible to the United States.

"We are reviewing the court's order and the government will begin enforcing the travel proclamation consistent with the partial stay", U.S. Department of Justice spokeswoman Lauren Ehrsam said in a statement. She added that the administration, which continues to appeal the lower court's ruling, believes that the ban "should be allowed to take effect in its entirety", regardless of whether someone has a tie to the US. Accordingly, it appears that entry as immigrants or nonimmigrants remains suspended for North Korea and entry in tourist or business visitor status remains suspended for officials of certain Venezuelan government agencies and their immediate family members.

U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu ruled last month that Hawaii was likely to succeed with its argument.

Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin said the court's decision tracked what the Supreme Court said in June when it partially revived Trump's second travel ban, which has now expired.

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Trump issued his first travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries in January, just a week after he took office, and then issued a revised one after the first was blocked by the courts.

Trump's second travel ban, like the first one, was a temporary measure, and when it expired, he replaced it with the third - a version created to be permanent. The United States is going to be very strict with this rule.

As the Washington Post points out, in order to survive, the travel ban would need a green light from both appeals courts. "We continue to prepare for substantive arguments before the 9 Circuit on December 6 in Seattle".

The Trump administration had unveiled its third travel ban on September 24 after United States courts blocked the first two.