Trump’s Travel Ban Begins Thursday

Beginning Thursday night at 8 p.m., the United States government will bar access to travelers from six Muslim-majority countries.

Throughout his campaign and during his days in office, President Trump has vowed to protect America’s boarders from the growing threat of terrorism. Trump’s revised travel band was partially reinstated by the Supreme Court on Monday, where they ruled one has to have a “credible claim of bona fide relationship” with either an entity or a person living in the US.

Applicants from Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Iran and Yemen must prove a relationship with a parent, spouse, child, adult son or daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law or sibling in the US in order to enter the country.

Family members such as fiancees, grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and any other “extended” family members will not be considered as a “bona fide relationship” under the executive order.

In addition to the blocked access of travelers, the ban also suspends the nation’s refugee resettlement program for 120 days and limits the number of refugees who may be brought here this fiscal year to 50,000.

According to officials, it will be business as usual at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

  • Julien Virgin is a staff writer at CBS radio
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