On June 26, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the third version of President Trump’s travel ban. The 5-4 decision in Trump v. Hawaii, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, held that the third version of President’s travel ban did not exceed his authority under the immigration statute. The majority refused to consider the President’s statements on excluding Muslims from the United States, holding that the Presidential directive was neutral on its face and addressed a matter within the core of his responsibility. Miller Mayer immigration attorney Steve Yale-Loehr commented on the decision, noting that “[t]he Supreme Court’s decision was unsurprising. Because immigration touches on national sovereignty and foreign relations, courts have generally deferred to the president on immigration issues.” Individuals affected by the travel ban may apply for waivers. Contact your Miller Mayer immigration attorney for specific advice.

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