Trump partial travel ban goes into effect Thursday evening

The Supreme Court defined a "bona fide relationship" as foreign nationals with family ties in the U.S, students admitted to American universities, and workers with job offers in the U.S.
By James Carlin | Jul 02, 2017
The Trump administration will implement the president's travel ban Thursday evening at 8:00 p.m. ET, according to an announcement by the State Department.

Earlier this week, the nation's highest court allowed the ban partially to go into effect while the case is being decided, ruling that people wanting to travel to the U.S. from six mostly Muslim countries must prove they have "any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States."

The Supreme Court defined a "bona fide relationship" as foreign nationals with family ties in the U.S, students admitted to American universities, and workers with job offers in the U.S.

Now, the Trump administration is limiting the definition of a family relationship to that of a parent, spouse, child, sibling, son-in-law, or daughter-in-law, according to a report by ABC News. Relationships to grandparents and cousins do not qualify.

When questioned about why a grandparent who raised a grandchild is not considered 'family,' a senior administration official told ABC News, "We'll look to see if the applicant qualifies under the exemptions. If they want to articulate why we should waive them, we'll look at those case by case, but it won't be the relationship that will be the determining factor."

Trump's executive order imposes a 120-day suspension on admitting refugees and a 50,000 cap for fiscal year 2017.

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in the case in October.

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