Travel Ban Partially Reinstated by Courts

November 1, 2017

November 13, 2017   The Ninth Circuit Court came out with a ruling that supports the travel ban as originally stated in Presidential Proclamation 9645. Exempt from the ban are green card holders and those who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States including F-1 students and academic appointments on J, H-1B and O visas. In addition people with a qualifying family relationship including grandparents, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins are exempt from the ban. For all other nationals from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen as well as certain Venezuelan government officials and most North Koreans the ban is in effect.