Supreme Court Muslim Ban Partial Reinstatement
Assalamu alaikum (peace be upon you).
Just hours ago, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the Trump administration's challenge to lower courts' rulings blocking the Muslim Ban executive order. The Supreme Court also reinstated parts of the executive order. A full hearing will take place during the Supreme Court's next term in the fall.
Read more here: http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/26/supreme-court-agrees-to-hear-trump-appeals-of-rulings-blocking-travel-ban-on-6-muslim-majority-nations.html
The Supreme Court also ruled that the executive order will apply for people who "lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States." The same rule applies for refugees.
What does this mean?
The ruling means that:
Individuals from the banned countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen) will NOT be affected by the ruling if they are students, employees, family members, and others who have relationships with someone or some entity in the U.S.
Individuals who do not have a relationship like the ones described above will be affected.
The point above will go into effect after a 72 hour waiting period that started this morning.
If you are a traveler from one of the six banned countries, we urge you to consult with an immigration attorney before making travel plans. If you face issues at the border, please contact CAIR-Alabama at 205-531-7766. We will continue to keep you updated on the latest developments.
Your team at CAIR-Alabama