Supreme Court Linieant On Some Illegals
The Supreme Court has allowed for the Trump administration to enforce a more strict travel ban on refugees, but at the same time, they are allowing for weakened travel bans to include grandparents who can help visitors from predominantly Muslim countries find refuge.
Currently, up to 24,000 refugees who have already been assigned to a charity or religious organization will not be able to use this connection to enter the United States.
“This ruling jeopardizes the safety of thousands of people across the world including vulnerable families fleeing war and violence,” said Naureen Shah, the senior director of Amnesty International USA.
Trump Travel Ban Still Splitting Hairs
AP News reports:
“That part of the court’s ruling was a victory for President Donald Trump, who rolled out a first ban on travelers and refugees after just a week in office, prompting a legal fight that has raged ever since.”
“But the Supreme Court also denied the administration’s request to clarify its ruling last month that allowed the administration to partially reinstate a 90-day ban on visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen and a 120-day ban on refugees from anywhere in the world.”
“The court’s ruling exempted a large swath of refugees and travelers with a “bona fide relationship” with a person or an entity in the U.S. The justices did not define those relationships but said they could include a close relative, a job offer or admission to a college or university.”
Close Family Members Of Illegals Questionable
“The justices declined to put a halt to a ruling by a federal judge in Hawaii who said grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and siblings-in-law must be added to the list of close family members who can still get visas to travel to the U.S. during the 90 days while Trump’s executive order is in force.”