Legal Aid responds to Supreme Court travel ban order

Iran says US travel ban is 'racist' and 'unfair'

Iran says US travel ban is 'racist' and 'unfair'

Trump hailed the court's order as "a clear victory for our national security".

The March 6th Executive Order entitled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States" was to suspend visa issuance for individuals from six countries, including Libya, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen for 90 days.

Critics say the ban is meant to meet Trump's campaign promise of keeping Muslims out of the country. The ban on refugees is also being allowed to take effect on a similar, limited basis.

"I said in January that it would have been better if the agency would have had done more advanced planning before the original ban took effect, so we hope such confusion can be avoided this time", said Tony Reardon, president of the National Treasure Employees Union.

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"It is regrettable that the citizens of the countries on the list have never participated in any act of terrorism against the USA and yet they are being punished for acts of terrorism", he said. However, she said it's encouraging that the court is allowing those seeking a visa who have "bona fide" claims to the United States to enter, but she says it's something the State Department does already. Students, faculty, and staff from the six affected countries who can establish the requisite relationship should expect long delays and extensive questioning upon entry, and the lack of precision in identifying those who will qualify for admission may result in confusion in some cases. The court said a "close familial relationship is required".

The order was issued by the court on the last date of its current term and agreed to hear the oral arguments in its next term which will be held in October.

A broad interpretation, for example, could allow for a contract or reservation with a rental auto agency or hotel in the United States to be considered legitimate relationship, the officials said.

The travel ban "doesn't help, it doesn't increase anybody's security", Zarif said.

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