Supreme Court Allows Parts Of Trump’s Travel Ban To Take Effect

Volunteer lawyers wait at the international arrival area for travelers detained at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Friday, March 10, 2017. Some of the states that helped derail President Donald Trump’s first travel ban are mounting efforts to block his second one, saying that while the new order applies to fewer people, it’s infected with the same legal problems. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Volunteer lawyers wait at the international arrival area for travelers detained at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago in March. On Monday, the Supreme Court announced it would hear arguments in immigration cases concerning the ban. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP Photo
Volunteer lawyers wait at the international arrival area for travelers detained at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Friday, March 10, 2017. Some of the states that helped derail President Donald Trump’s first travel ban are mounting efforts to block his second one, saying that while the new order applies to fewer people, it’s infected with the same legal problems. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Volunteer lawyers wait at the international arrival area for travelers detained at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago in March. On Monday, the Supreme Court announced it would hear arguments in immigration cases concerning the ban. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP Photo

Supreme Court Allows Parts Of Trump’s Travel Ban To Take Effect

The Supreme Court is allowing a limited version of President Trump’s refugee and travel ban to take effect, while deciding to hear arguments about the entire ban this fall. The ruling has cleared the way for a temporary ban on travelers from six majority Muslim countries, but with an exception: the ban “may not be enforced against foreign nationals who have a credible claim of bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”

We discuss what’s behind the Supreme Court’s action and the controversy surrounding it with Michael Jarecki, the Chicago chapter chair for the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Jarecki was one of the lead coordinators of legal counsel on call at O’Hare airport for those detained under President Trump’s travel ban.