Today, June 26, 2018 the Supreme Court of The United States Ruled that President Trump’s Travel Ban was constitutional. You can read the full text of the decision here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/17pdf/17-965_h315.pdf
What Does this Mean?
The Court was faced with the question of whether President Trump’s Travel Ban was constitutional and within his authority. The Court held, that President Trump’s actions were constitutional because they were connected to a legitimate concern of the government, namely national security and that the means (i.e. the travel ban) were sufficiently tied to achieve the government’s concerns.
The Court rationed that since the President’s Travel Ban had specifically stated the reasons for why the ban is necessary and also had provided “waivers” for those people who are immediate relatives, the president had not overstepped its powers under the law, and that the Travel Ban was not targeted toward any particular group of people.
I am a U.S. Citizen and My Husband’s Visa Has Been Placed on Hold, What Will Happen Now?
Since the injunction was in place in our experience most embassies had put a hold on visa issuance for those countries that were included in the Travel Ban, until this issue has been resolved. It remains to be seen how the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State are going to be issuing visas going forward. However, it is our hope that the embassies will begin issuing those visas at least as they relate to immediate relatives as soon as possible to prevent further separation of families. We will continue to blog about this issue as we gather more information moving forward.