People with a "bona fide relationship with a person or entity" in the United States are spared from the temporary ban affecting people from six Muslim-majority countries and all refugees that the justices on Monday allowed to go partially into effect.
The Supreme Court said the travel ban will go into effect "with respect to foreign nationals who lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States. Today, the Supreme Court chose to allow President Trump's directive to be largely implemented and hear appeals later this year on lower court rulings relating to that directive", Perdue said. In an executive order, Mr. Trump suspended travel from those countries to the United States for 90 days to give US authorities time to assess the effectiveness of the procedures used to identify individuals likely to commit terrorist acts if admitted to this country.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the Justice Department looks forward to defending the travel ban when the Supreme Court hears arguments in the case in October.
Trump hailed the court's order as a "clear victory for our national security", especially after lower court rulings that blocked the travel ban in its entirety.
"The hope is that this really only impacts a very small number of people", said Becca Heller, director of the International Refugee Assistance Project.
But who qualifies for each of those categories will be up to the administration and individuals denied entry might challenge those decisions in the courts.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said implementation of the travel order "will be done professionally, with clear and sufficient public notice, particularly to potentially affected travelers, and in coordination with partners in the travel industry".
Three Justices, Thomas, Alito, and Gorsuch, concurred in part and dissented in part.
The U.S. Supreme Court will take up the case in October. The Supreme Court allowed parts of this travel ban to be reinstated, which had been halted by lower courts earlier.
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The Fourth Circuit had held that the primary objective of the travel ban was religious, "was motivated principally by a desire to exclude Muslims from the United States, not by considerations relating to national security", and therefore violated the First Amendment.
The case takes on questions of national security and religious discrimination; Trump has argued that the ban is necessary to ensure the United States is protected from extremists from overseas who wish to enter the country and harm Americans. Chin says the Supreme Court's decision is a partial victory for Hawaii because it allows people such as university students and relatives of USA citizens to enter the country.
Transit refugees or those who already have a permit may travel to the United States under this executive order.
The court, in effect, said that foreigners with ties or relationships in the United States would not be prohibited from entering the country.
It is unclear how the "bona fide relationship" standard will be applied, and it is possible that there will be confusion if the Trump administration does not explain how it interprets the Supreme Court's stay order.
In mid-June, the 9th Circuit US Court of Appeals upheld the majority of an injunction issued by US District Court Judge Derrick Watson in March.
What, if anything, has the Trump administration done to evaluate the vetting process since it began issuing several versions of its "temporary" travel ban? But officials would struggle to translate the ruling into concrete policy implemented by thousands of consular officers and customs agents around the world, he said. What will likely happen is that Trump will seek to extend the ban's time frame, make it permanent, issue a new Executive Order, or simply declare victory and let the issue rest.