U.S. Supreme Court, the Travel Ban and the impact on refugees

  • The Supreme Court lifted the temporary injunction against Trump's ban on the entry of citizens of six majority-Muslim countries “who lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.” 
  • For now, if you are not a U.S. citizen but you have a relative here, have been hired by a U.S. employer or have been admitted to an American university, you can still probably get a visa. 
  • Unfortunately, the decision leaves unanswered the question of whether a refugee who is sponsored by a resettlement agency such as Catholic Charities will qualify as having a bona fide relationship with an entity in the United States.  
  • This has left refugee resettlement organizations -- and refugees -- in limbo.