26 June, 2017

Supreme Court of the USA ~ Donald J Trump v International Refugee Assistance Project

Updated October 2017:

President Trump's Executive Order 13780 Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry to the United States has been considered by the Supreme Court of the USA which has allowed a limited version of the Order to take effect pending a full hearing in the Supreme Court this October - Washington Post 26th June 2017

The ban on people entering the U.S. from six mostly Muslim countries can apply for now to everyone except people who have a "credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States."


The court indicated in the ruling that things may change by October. It asked the parties to address whether the case would be moot by the time it hears it.

Update October 2017:

On October 10, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court ended one of the lawsuits challenging the Trump Administration’s travel ban. The Court vacated the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal’s judgment in Trump v International Refugee Assistance Project and remanded the case back to the federal appeals court with instructions to dismiss the suit as moot - Constitutional Law Reporter

On September 24, 2017, the President signed a new Proclamation limiting the entry of certain foreign nationals to the United States. This new proclamation effectively replaces Executive Order 13780, which expired on that same day. The US Department for Homeland Security published further details - HERE.   There is on-going litigation regarding the September Proclamation and this may yet reach the Supreme Court.

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