“For individuals, a close familial relationship is required”, the court said.
Likewise, the justices said, refugees can travel to the USA if they demonstrate those connections – contrary to the part of Trump’s executive order suspending the nation’s refugee program. But that may have minimal effect for now.
However, Gorka did not say when the travel ban would go into effect. If Monday is an indication, he may align closely with the most conservative justices on the court.
The justices will hear full arguments in October in the case that has stirred heated emotions across the nation. The limited lift on the ban until arguments are made in the next court term will give the administration more than the 90 days it has said it needs to make that assessment.
“This is a complete defeat for the extremists on the other side”, he said, “including some of the other courts who stuck the whole thing down and didn’t bother to think about whether people who have no contact with the USA even have the right to raise this”. The ruling was blocked by federal judges before it was due to come into force on March 16.
The sun flares in the camera lens as it rises behind the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, Sunday, June 25, 2017.
A variety of lawsuits have been filed to challenge whether the Executive Order violates the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause (by targeting predominantly Muslim nations) or the Immigration and Nationality Act.
The Supreme Court re-instated President Trump’s travel ban, in part, and will hear the case in October.
Shortly after the court’s ruling, the State Department notified all US diplomatic posts of the decision and advised them to await instructions that would be forthcoming by the self-imposed implementation deadline on Thursday, according to officials familiar with the situation. The plans were described by a senior official who was familiar with them, speaking on condition of anonymity because this person was not authorized to discuss them publicly by name.
It remained unclear exactly when new instructions would be distributed to embassies and consulates.
Hans Hogrefe, Refugees International director of programs, told CBS News” Margaret Brennan, “There has not been an interpretation as of yet of the “bona fide’ relationship”.
A broad interpretation, for example, could allow for a contract or reservation with a rental auto agency or hotel in the United States to be considered legitimate relationship, the officials said. If the relationship is with a US entity, it must be “formal, documented, and formed in the ordinary course” of business. But officials would struggle to translate the ruling into concrete policy implemented by thousands of consular officers and customs agents around the world, he said.
The union that represents Customs and Border Protection agents said Tuesday it wants the administration to provide detailed guidance to help avoid a repeat of the chaos that ensued in January.
The chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration said the country’s Catholic bishops are “deeply concerned” about the consequences of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to allow a partial ban on foreign nationals as it reviews the constitutionality of a wider ban.