CALIFORNIA/IMMIGRATION/LEGAL/TRAVEL BAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A U.S. appeals court in California on Monday [11-13-17] let part of President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban go into effect, ruling that the government can bar entry of people from six Muslim-majority countries if they have no connections to the United States…
The interim decision means the ban will apply to people from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Chad who do not have connections to the United States. Those connections are defined as family relationships and ‘formal, documented’ relationships with U.S.-based entities such as resettlement agencies and universities.
The ruling does not affect people from the two other countries listed in Trump’s ban, North Korea and Venezuela.
The state of Hawaii sued to block the latest travel restrictions, arguing that federal immigration law did not give Trump the authority to impose them on six of those countries.”
-Lawrence Hurley, “U.S. court allows part of Trump travel ban to go into effect,” Reuters, Nov. 13, 2017 09:53am