On December 4, 2017 the U.S. Supreme Court stayed the restraining orders against President Trump’s travel ban.1 The stay means that the September 24, 2017 presidential proclamation restricting travel into the U.S. from eight countries has gone into full effect until a decision is rendered on pending appeals. That order barred citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen who lack a “credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States” from entering the U.S. Oral arguments on the cases challenging the travel restriction were scheduled for December 6, 2017 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and December 8, 2017 in the Fourth Circuit.
The Supreme Court’s decision follows a Ninth Circuit ruling lifting an injunction that temporarily blocked enforcement of the travel ban.
With the September 24 travel ban now in full effect, employers should review Littler’s “New Presidential Proclamation Restricts Travel from Eight Countries,” which explains the practical significance of this travel ban. Employers should also determine the employees in their existing workforce subject to the travel restriction, and develop strategies surrounding where and how to conduct business meetings.