Ruling in travel ban leaves myriad questions unanswered

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The Supreme Court on Monday lifted the injunction from Trump's travel ban while making sure the ban will not effect people who are able to prove ties to American institutions or USA citizens.

The United States Supreme Court on Monday backed President Donald Trump's ban on travellers from six Muslim-majority countries until it reviews it later this year.

The court lifted the lower courts' injunctions and allowed the order's travel ban to go into effect "against foreign nationals overseas who have no connection to the United States at all".

Trump's original order barred entry from all citizens of those countries and also established a 120-day moratorium in the United State's refugee resettlement program. Here, both the Fourth and Ninth Circuit courts upheld the district courts' rulings staying the ban. That's because the court ruled only on the injunction and thus dodged the central issue: the legality of the order and the president's authority to pass it.

The U.S. high court said it would hear full arguments in October on the ban.

But the court's ruling also underscores the view that Trump was overreaching when he banned all travel into the United States by certain refugees and foreign nationals from six countries.

HIAS - formerly known as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society - is among the plaintiffs suing Trump in one of the cases the Supreme Court agreed to take on.

This case shows a major test of the presidential power, the justices in their granted parts of the Trump administration's emergency request to put the order into effect in their unspecified decision, despite the fact that the legal battle continues. The six nations are Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

Immigration advocates and administration officials are likely to disagree about what exactly is a credible claim of a "bona fide relationship".

Iranians at Tehran's global airport say they don't expect to encounter any difficulties traveling to the United States despite the Supreme Court's partial reinstatement of President Donald Trump's travel ban.

The ban, implemented on March 6 by executive order, was a revised version of an earlier, broader ban that had been quickly struck down in the courts.

The sun flares in the camera lens as it rises behind the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, Sunday, June 25, 2017.

Sea-Tac Airport will begin enforcing part of the Trump administration's travel ban beginning Thursday.

"We will keep those traveling to the United States and partners in the travel industry informed as we implement the order in a professional, organized, and timely way", she said in a news release issued Monday. The fresh uncertainty may force lower-court judges to again weigh in on the immigration fight just as hopeful visitors, immigrants and refugees believed the dispute was winding its way toward a conclusion.

It's unclear what will ultimately constitute a "bona fide relationship", though the ruling suggested that an American job, school enrollment or a close relative could meet that threshold.

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