The United States Supreme Court on Monday permitted the Trump administration to partially reinstate the travel ban which would affect people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
The Supreme Court said in Monday’s ruling: “In practical terms, this means that [the executive order] may not be enforced against foreign nationals who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States. "All other foreign nationals are subject to the provisions of [the executive order].”
The apex also agreed to hear the government’s appeal of lower court rulings blocking the immigration order from taking effect nationwide, reports the Hill. The court will take up the case in October.
As a result of the decision, people who do not have a bonafide relationship with a person or entity in the United States would be barred from entry. People who can show they have a relationship to a person or entity will be allowed to enter the country.
The order would be effective within 72 hours.
After the US government announced the travel ban in January earlier this year, an appeals court blocked it for being discriminatory.
-- With inputs from Agencies
Image: A man holds an umbrella during a protest of US President Donald Trump’s travel ban. Photograph: David Ryder/Reuters