The Supreme Court will hear the case for President Donald Trump’s travel ban in October. Until the court decision, a limited version of the revised travel ban will go into effect.
Trump issued an executive order in March that limited travel from six majority-Muslim countries for three months. After a disastrous rollout that pulled green card holders and other legal U.S. residents into the mess, two federal appeals courts blocked parts of the order. The administration released a revised version of the ban in March that Trump later called the “watered down, politically correct” version.
According to the Supreme Court ruling, the limited version of the ban will not apply to "foreign nationals who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity" in the U.S., which would include people from the six countries who have family in America or have recently accepted a job offer from an American employer.
Here's how SCOTUS describes the way a more limited travel ban will work while the case is pending. pic.twitter.com/oCDqUHyiwy
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On Monday’s “Pat & Stu,” Stu Burguiere didn’t understand why the Trump administration is still fighting for a ban that shouldn’t be needed anymore.
Initially, the administration wanted the travel imposed for 90 days with the aim of protecting the country while safer immigration and travel policies were put into place. Three months have passed while the ban has been blocked in court.
“Why do they need the travel ban anymore?” Stu asked. “Shouldn’t they just be introducing the new policy?”
He wondered why the administration can’t seem to “figure out what’s going on” while also running the rest of the country.
“You can’t figure things out when there’s not a ban,” Jeffy Fisher joked.
Stu noted that the Trump administration was not giving the American people the full picture when they said the travel ban was a temporary protective measure that would give way to actual policy.
“The point is, they were just lying when they were selling it,” he said.