Immigration Update:  Supreme Court Decision – Travel Ban

“Approximately 72 hours from the release of the decision, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials, consular officers, and others will be authorized to ban refugees and travelers from the six affected countries who cannot show a bona fide relationship with a U.S.-based family member or entity.

Refugees and people with immigrant and nonimmigrant visas will not be banned if they can show a bona fide relationship with a family member or entity in the United States. For individuals, a “close familial relationship” is required.

Travelers may not seek to establish a relationship with an entity solely for the purpose of evading the ban.”

Supreme Court Decision: #Immigration Update

#Immigration #News The Supreme Court on Thursday vacated lower courts’ decision to denaturalize a U.S. citizen because she made a false statement to an immigration official.

Justice Elena Kagan wrote the 9-0 opinion in Maslenjak v. United States, which said that “the law required a tighter connection between the lie and the procurement of citizenship.”  

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#Immigration Update

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled to uphold a Hawaii court’s nationwide preliminary injunction that blocked the revised travel ban’s 90-day halt on nationals from the six designated Muslim-majority nations and a 120-day suspension of the refugee program.  And now the fight goes to the Supreme Court.  Click below to read more…