On Tuesday, the Supreme Court granted the government’s request to block a lower courts ruling that said the administration cannot prevent refugees who are in the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program or have formal assurances from resettlement agencies.
Hawaii is currently suing the Trump Administration over the travel ban, which prevents citizens from six muslim majority countries and momentarily halts the country’s refugee resettlement plan.
Earlier this month, the 9th circuit prevented the administration from denying entry to grandparents, aunts, uncles and other extended members of the family.
“Common sense, for instance, dictates that close family members be defined to include grandparents,” Judge Derrick Watson wrote. “Indeed, grandparents are the epitome of close family members. The government’s definition excludes them. That simply cannot be.”
The Supreme Court will hear arguments challenging the travel ban on Oct. 10.
The administrations 90 day travel ban will expire in late September and the 120 day ban will end a month later in October.
Currently if you are not a U.S. citizen and have a relative here, have been admitted into an American university or have been hired by a U.S. employer, you can probably still get a visa. Although, relationships with entities must be formal, documented and must be organic. The justices wrote that an immigrant non-profit organization could not simply add a foreign national to a client list just so they can come to the U.S.
The current travel ban would not block people at U.S. airports like the original travel ban but instead deny them a visa.