Supreme Court to Consider Trump's Latest Travel Ban

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday announced that it would take up the legality of President Trump's revised travel ban, The New York Times reported.

The decision follows the court's ruling in October, which fully reinstated the ban after a lower court issued a partial injunction to block the administration from barring people with a bona fide relationship to a person to enter the country.

The administration is now appealing the latest decision from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled Trump's ban violated federal immigration law. The Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments on the issue in April and to render a ruling in the case by the end of June.

The latest iteration of President Trump's travel ban restricts travel from eight nations, six of them predominantly Muslim: Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, North Korea, and some groups of people from Venezuela.

The higher education community continues to be concerned about the revised ban and its potential negative effects on education and research.


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