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OFFICIAL STATEMENT: The Supreme Court's ruling, while upsetting, is a narrow one.


A travelers' hotline is available if LAX travelers experience any disruption related to the partial reinstatement of the Executive Order.

6/27/2017

In light of the Supreme Court’s decision yesterday partially lifting the stay on President Trump’s revised Executive Order banning travel for refugees and immigrants from six majority-Muslim countries, Public Counsel remains steadfast in its commitment to fight for the rights of those impacted by the Administration’s discriminatory policies.

The Supreme Court’s ruling, while upsetting, is a narrow one. It allows for a partial reinstatement of the travel ban only against those who have no credible claim to a “bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States,” such as a family member, university, or employer. These are likely to be the majority of travelers to the United States. The partial reinstatement of the ban should also not impact individuals who have valid entry documents as of the date of the Order’s implementation. But it will affect foreign nationals, including refugees, who have no ties to the United States.

Public Counsel will remain vigilant in ensuring that the Supreme Court’s ruling is respected, and that nobody with a bona fide tie to the United States is denied entry at LAX simply because of their place of birth or their religious affiliation. A travelers’ hotline is available if LAX travelers experience any disruption related to the partial reinstatement of the Executive Order. Anyone concerned about a traveler currently being denied entry at LAX can reach the hotline at 213-201-4780 or lax@publiccounsel.org

Public Counsel attorneys will also monitor conditions at the airport on Thursday June 29, 2017, when the partial reinstatement of the Executive Order takes effect.