Supreme Court Allows Trump's Travel Ban to Take Full Effect

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The Supreme Court has issued a stay that lets the Trump administration enforce the latest version of its travel ban fully, the Hill reports. The ban creates varying limits on visas for nationals of six Muslim-majority countries—Libya, Chad, Somalia, Syria, Iran, and Yemen—as well as Venezuela and North Korea.

Lower courts had previously amended the ban to say that it could only apply to residents of the six Muslim-majority nations if those people didn't have a "bona fide relationship" with the United States, such as having certain family ties, or a job or college-acceptance offer. Now the "bona fide relationship" exception is on hold.

Several legal challenges to the ban are ongoing, so its legal status may yet change.

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