A federal appeals court in California has decided Trump’s travel ban against predominantly Muslim countries will go into partial effect.
Unlike Trump’s initial ban, which was temporarily implemented in late January, the revised travel restriction contains specifications as to who from the six affected countries can enter the U.S.
On Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that anyone traveling from Syria, Iran, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, and Chad must have business or financial ties to America to come into the states.
The ban passed by the court marked the third revision of the executive order. Throughout the editing process, Iraq, Sudan were removed from the second list whereas North Korea and Venezuela were added to the second and removed from the third. Chad was also added but remains on the third version.
Hawaii federal judge Derrick Watson blocked the ban when it was first implemented as well as the other attempt that followed in September. The third effort in mid-October was also met with Watson’s disapproval. His blockade is what’s prevented the discriminatory travel restriction from taking full effect.