Supreme Court exempts foreign students from Trump travel ban
The U.S. Supreme Court order issued Monday upholding part of President Trump’s travel ban shouldn’t affect international students, though it bars travelers from six majority Muslim countries from entering the country until the court takes up the entire issue this fall.
The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that the court order said “students from the designated countries who have been admitted to American colleges have a qualifying ‘relationship with an American entity,’ as would ‘a worker who accepted an offer of employment from an American company or a lecturer invited to address an American audience.’”
The justices will hear full arguments in October in the case. Until then, a limited travel ban on visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen can be enforced if those visitors lack a “credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States,” the court stated.