Earlier this year, President Trump issued a highly contested executive order regarding a travel ban that would not allow foreign nationals from six countries to enter the United States. These countries included Yemen, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Iran, and Libya. The travel ban was challenged in several situations and was eventually revoked, only to be replaced with a second order a few months later. The revised second Executive Order was also blocked by courts, which would ban the entrance of travelers from the previously mentioned countries for 90 days and also ban all refugees from coming into the United States for 120 days.
This week, the Supreme Court has announced that it will allow parts of the travel ban to go into effect and the case will be heard by Supreme Court Justices this fall. This ruling will prohibit foreign nationals from those 6 countries to enter the United Staes if they do not have any close family members here, have no business ties, or have never been to this country before. However, those with close family or business ties may still apply for travel visas while the case is heard.
Our firm is dedicated to maintaining an awareness of the changing policies during this tumultuous time and is a committed legal resource for those with questions on the new laws. We will be closely monitoring the Supreme Court’s decision. If you have questions about how the travel ban may impact you, contact an experienced immigration attorney today.
John Sesini is an experienced immigration attorney with offices in Green Bay and Milwaukee Wisconsin. If you have any questions regarding these matters, please contact the Sesini Law Group, S.C. and obtain your initial consultation.