Bloomberg: Getting Engaged Won’t Qualify You for a Trump Travel Ban Exemption

IRLI In The News

June 29, 2017

By Erik Larson

U.S. President Donald Trump may have set himself up for a new clash with the courts over his travel ban, by picking a fight with fiances.

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed Trump to implement his long-awaited ban on travel from six Muslim-majority nations, but the justices exempted travelers with “bona fide” ties to the U.S. They left it to the administration to define those ties, and it did so Wednesday.

Fiances didn’t make the cut.

The Supreme Court’s 13-page opinion made it clear that the narrowed ban can’t apply to any of the numerous plaintiffs in the case, including Paul Harrison of Texas, who sued on behalf of his fiance from Iran, said one of his attorneys, Cecillia Wang of the American Civil Liberties Union. … Read the full story by Erik Larson.

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