White House vows to take latest travel ban review to Supreme Court
The Trump Administration is promising to go directly to the Supreme
Court to appeal the latest travel ban ruling.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday that the White House will
challenge a federal judge in Hawaii’s decision to change whom the
travel ban does not affect.
Last month, the Supreme Court ruled that Visa applicants and
refugees from Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Iran, and Yemen must prove
they are related to someone already here.
They had to be either a parent, child, spouse, sibling, son or daughter-in-law.
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The new ruling now includes grandparents, grandchildren, brothers
and sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The Supreme Court partially restored the order in June. The court is
expected to make an official decision in October.
Business and professional ties are also accepted for Visa applicants
from the six Muslim-majority countries.
But the State Department said they must be “formal, documented
and formed in the ordinary course rather than for the purpose of
evading” the president’s executive order.
Officials said before the ban returned that visas already issued
will not be revoked.