FED­ERAL COURT OKAYS PART OF LAT­EST TRAVEL BAN

Sun.Star Cebu - - WORLD -

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.

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