Ninth Circuit Issues Ruling to Allow Partial Enforcement of Trump’s Travel Ban

Washington Free Beacon | 11/13/2017 | Paul Crookston
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BY: Paul Crookston

A panel from the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a brief order Monday that allows President Donald Trump’s third travel ban to partially take effect.

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Trump’s travel ban places a hold on travelers attempting to enter the United States from eight countries deemed unable to vet travelers, and the Ninth Circuit ruled the government could proceed with the ban for people who lack "a bona fide relationship" with someone in the United States, the Washington Post reports. U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson in Hawaii mostly blocked the measure in October, but the Ninth Circuit's decision partially granted the government’s motion for an emergency stay of Watson's decision.

Only "foreign nationals who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States" will be able to travel from the affected countries, according to the new ruling. The judges listed family relations to U.S. residents, including brothers- and sisters-in-law, grandparents, and cousins, as examples of "bona fide" relationships.

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The countries under the travel ban are Venezuela, Libya, Chad, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Iran, and North Korea, but Watson's ruling blocked the ban in cases from all eight countries except Venezuela and North Korea. Watson originally wrote that the executive branch did not have the authority to enforce the travel ban because it "plainly discriminated based on nationality."

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