FEDERAL COURT OKAYS PART OF LATEST TRAVEL BAN
The Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco allowed President Donald Trump to proceed with part of the latest version of his travel ban, but it created an exemption for foreigners with American ties. The ruling bars citizens of six Muslim-majority countries who do not have a “bona fide” relationship with a person or entity already in the US. The White House issued a new executive order in September to replace an expiring 90-day temporary ban on travelers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Sudan was removed, and Chad, North Korea and Venezuela added. Visa applicants with relatives in the US as well as those with jobs, business ties or connections to educational institutions are exempted under the latest ruling.