Trump's Travel Ban to Take Partial, Immediate Effect

Trump's travel ban, originally put in place in January, has had its day in many courts. Four days ago, however, the highest court in the United States decided to allow "portions of President Trump’s travel ban go into effect."

"The Trump administration moved aggressively on Thursday to fulfill one of the president’s most contentious campaign promises, banning entry into the United States by refugees from around the world and prohibiting most visitors from six predominantly Muslim countries.

"Freed by the Supreme Court to partly revive President Trump’s travel ban, administration officials said the American border would be shut to those groups unless specific individuals can prove they have close family members living in the United States, or are coming to attend a university or accept a job offer."

White House officials declared the exceptions for entry would be narrowly defined, however, others worry the "bona fide relationships" term the Supreme Court left to the government to define will be too restrictive.

The BBC offers great point-by-point coverage about what the ban means for people now. As things come to light, the good news here is that the Supreme Court isn't finished looking at Trump's travel ban. They will revisit it in the Fall to make sure the Trump administration doesn't go too far, or rather, further than they already have with these restrictions.