On Monday, the Supreme Court voted to reinstate President Trump’s travel ban from 6 Muslim-majority countries, and now it’s about to take effect.
According to Bloomberg, the new travel ban will take effect at 8pm EST tonight. Nick Wadhams is reporting that travelers with business or professional ties from these countries MUST show a relationship that is “formal & documented”.
This is a huge first step towards a safer America!
More from their report:
The Trump administration issued guidelines to U.S. embassies and consulates on how to enforce new restrictions on travel to the U.S. by refugees and migrants from six countries planned to go into effect as of 8 p.m. eastern time Thursday, according to a person familiar with the policy.
The rollout of the measures, which follows a U.S. Supreme Court decision Monday allowing parts of an executive order to proceed, is being led by the State Department. The timing is aimed at giving embassies and consulates sufficient direction on how to implement the protocol before it comes into effect, according to the person, who asked not to be identified because the move hasn’t been formally announced.
The policy is an attempt to flesh out a June 26 Supreme Court decision reviving President Donald Trump’s 90-day travel ban on people entering the U.S. from six predominantly Muslim nations: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Existing visas will be respected, but new applicants from the countries must prove a relationship with a parent, spouse, child, sibling or close in-law already in the U.S., the person said.
Travelers with business or professional ties from the countries must also show a relationship that is “formal, documented,” and not based on an intent to evade the ban, the person said. Some exemptions, including for students and journalists, are included in the policy, according to the person.
Are you excited to see this travel ban take effect? We truly believe that it is the first step towards the safer country that President Trump promised us.