The Supreme Court on Monday granted the Trump administration request to hear the government’s appeal of lower court rulings blocking the immigration order from taking effect nationwide, several news outlets reported.
The court also reinstated part of Trump’s travel ban, which would affect people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
As a result of the decision, people who do not have a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States would be barred from entry. People who can show they have a relationship to a person or entity will be allowed to enter the country.
Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, along with new Justice Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s nominee to the court earlier this year, wanted to lift the entire ban.
The order would be effective within 72 hours.