Travel Ban 3.0 Further Update

As we have written previously, the third iteration of the Administration’s travel ban, known as Travel Ban 3.0, is currently in effect, with lower court injunctions to block the Ban’s application held in abeyance while the case awaits a Supreme Court ruling.

Travel Ban 3.0 applied to eight countries, as explained in this post.  On April 10, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security announced that Chad, one of the targeted countries, has now met the U.S. government’s national security requirements and will be removed from the Ban. As a result, there will no longer be a blanket restriction against applying for visas for intending immigrants and visitors from Chad, though as is always the case, each individual applicant must show that s/he is eligible for the visas requested, and not otherwise inadmissible under existing immigration laws.

Oral argument in the Travel Ban case is scheduled for April 25th, and a decision by the Supreme Court is expected by the end of June, 2018.