Published: Wed, June 28, 2017
U.S. | By Eddie Scott

High Court Largely Revives Travel Ban, Will Hear Appeal

High Court Largely Revives Travel Ban, Will Hear Appeal

Iran said on Wednesday it would take "reciprocal action" in response to the U.S. Supreme Court allowing a partial implementation of President Donald Trump's travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries.

"The Trump administration has said this is a great win", said Bauer.

"It is time to speak up and reach out to our neighbors as well as to our law makers", Imam Malik Mujahid, President of Sound Vision, said in the statement.

The court goes on to define relationships that would qualify: for individuals, a family relationship; for students; admittance to a college or university; for workers, a job offer.

The court also gave examples of who may qualify for exemptions, including those with close family ties in the United States, obtaining a place at a USA university, or offers of employment.

Government lawyers were working on guidelines Tuesday, one day after the Supreme Court partially reinstated the ban ahead of hearing arguments in October. This provision, often referred to as the "travel ban", effectively prohibits travel to the United States for individuals from the six affected countries.

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration could reinstate parts of the controversial order banning travelers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen until the court hears the case in the fall.

Trump's original order was revised in March to remove Iraq from the list of countries and withdraw the restrictions on green card holders. Among other questions lawyers were grappling with were the intent of the executive order and how specific the instructions should be in interpreting what constitutes a "bona fide relationship". This is due to their potential inability to prove a relation to the United States that the court's ruling calls for.

Last year, about 85,000 refugees were resettled in the country, with more than a third coming from countries affected by the travel ban.

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