Court modifies Trump’s travel ban; allows entering of families of US citizens from six majority-Muslim nations
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 08-Sep-2017

Washington, September 8: A court of the United States on Thursday allowed extended family members of US citizens from six majority-Muslim nations to lawfully enter into the country. Notably, a court has modified the President Trump’s order of new criteria for 6 Muslim Nations which included the policy of proving a close relationship.

 

In June this year, President Trump signed an executive order with new criteria for 6 Muslim Nations and all refugees to enter in US. According to the new criteria issued by Trump administration, visa applicants from six Muslim-majority countries must have a close U.S. family relationship or formal ties to a U.S. entity to be admitted to the United States.

After which, the immigrants from all the six Muslim countries including Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen were instructed by the Supreme Court in June that visitors from their home countries would be banned unless they had a bona fide relationship to people or entities in the US. However, the court now also continued that such bona fide relationships would include immediate family members and in-laws.

All three judges of the 9th Circuit Court ruled unanimously in the case related to US President Donald Trump's travel ban. The ruling takes effect five days following the filing of the modified preliminary injunction.

Trump administration has issued new criteria for 6 Muslim Nations and all refugees to enter in US. he new guidelines says that applicants from the six countries must prove a relationship with a parent, spouse, child, adult son or daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law or sibling in the U.S.

However, Grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-laws and sisters-in-law, fiancees or other extended family members are not considered to be close relationships. Visas that have already been approved will not be revoked.

As far as business or professional links are concerned, the State Department said a legitimate relationship must be “formal, documented and formed in the ordinary course rather than for the purpose of evading” the ban.

BACKGROUND:

President Donald Trump in the month of March this year signed a revised executive order barring travelers from six Muslim-majority countries to the United States or three months, and all refugees for four months. These countries are Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. But this executive was challenged in lower courts where the order stayed completely. President Donald Trump said his top priority is focusing on the safety and security of the US and not targeting any religion.