As previously reported, federal courts recently blocked key provisions of President Donald J. Trump’s revised March 6, 2017 Executive Order (EO) on travel from being implemented. On June 26, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) agreed to hear arguments regarding the EO’s validity. SCOTUS also temporarily reinstated key provisions of the EO, allowing it to be implemented, except to individuals who can establish a “credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity” in the U.S. Among other provisions, the March 6, 2017 EO blocks travel for 90 days for certain nationals of Iran, Yemen, Sudan, Syria, Somalia and Libya, suspends the refugee program for 120 days, and limits refugee admissions for fiscal year 2017. The SCOTUS order, which lifts the lower courts’ decisions that temporarily prevented the EO from taking effect, can be found here.
Who does the March 6, 2017 EO apply to?