Tourism

Trump travel ban given green light

Daisy Doctor

After months of chop and changing, Trump’s Muslim-centric travel ban has been given the green light by the Supreme Court.

The ban will see people from six Muslim-majority countries; Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen, unable to enter the US unless they have a “bona fide” relationship with a US citizen.

This ban is the third of its type, as the two previous attempts at a travel ban were blocked by the Supreme Court.

It also forbids people from North Korea and Venezuela from entering the US, though bans on these countries had already been permitted by the court in previous attempts.

Prior to this clearance, the ban had been challenged in separate lawsuits by Hawaii state and the American Civil Liberties Union.

Both parties still maintain the opinion that the ban is both discriminatory and violates the US Constitution.

The travel ban has been plagued from the onset, with thousands taking to the streets across America to protest the proposed bans.

The most widely publicised protests took place at LAX after Trump issued the first ban, with hundreds blocking the airport’s streets and entrance.

According to ABC News, there are some exceptions to the ban.

Individuals can still apply for a tourist, educational or business visa, as well as asking for a waiver.

Check out a full timeline of the attempted travel bans by the Trump Administration below:

  • January 27: President Donald Trump signs the first executive order
  • February 3: A Federal judge temporarily halts the key provisions of the order
  • February 9: The travel ban remains blocked
  • March 6: A new travel ban is unveiled
  • March 15: The ban is blocked again
  • June 26: US Supreme Court revives part of the travel ban
  • September 24: Expanded ban issued to include North Korea, Venezuela
  • October 17: Federal judge in Hawaii blocks latest ban
  • December 4: US Supreme Court allows travel ban to go into full effect

 

 

SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

  • Peter Duncan

    Why do we need to bring politics into a travel site

  • Daisy Doctor

    Hi Peter,

    Thanks for your comment.
    We have been following the Trump travel ban as it affects global travel trends.
    Our audience has also demonstrated an interest in the topic as both articles have been very well read.
    See here for previous article http://www.travelweekly.com.au/article/the-5-differences-of-trumps-new-travel-ban/

    Cheers,
    TW

  • Peter Duncan

    I appreciate that but I don’t think the accompanying picture is saying that. It is taking sides politically

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