President Donald Trump’s revised temporary travel ban, which went through fierce litigation for months, is set to go into effect at 8 p.m. ET Thursday.
The order will ban migrants from Syria, Iran, Sudan, Yemen, Somalia and Libya from getting into the United States without a “credible claim of bona fide relationship” in the country.
The six Muslim-majority countries also have high instances of terrorism.
Under the executive order, a hotel reservation is not considered a “bona fide relationship,” but an academic lecturer invited to speak in the country will be allowed entry.
The Daily Caller reports:
Extended relations, including grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law or fiancees do not fall within the scope of the exemption, according to the guidance.
President Trump first introduced a temporary travel ban on January 27, but it was blocked by federal courts, with opponents saying it discriminated against Muslims. A revised version of the order, issued on March 6, was also blocked by courts.
The Supreme Court stayed those ruling rulings on Monday, but exempted travelers and refugees with a “bona fide relationship” from the ban.