The US will permit a section of the travel ban nation immigrants to re-apply for visas who were stopped from arriving at the US in the initial days of the travel ban. This was after a legal settlement was reached between the campaigners and the US government.
The legal settlement has been reached in New York federal court. As per the agreement, the US administration will inform all travel ban nation immigrants to re-apply for visas who were returned from borders after the first executive order by Trump effective on January 27, 2017.
The agreement does not guarantee that the travel ban nation immigrants who reapply for the visas will receive visas for sure or any compensation. It, however, does oblige the US government to conduct the visa processing in good faith, as quoted by the Indian Express.
The legal settlement concludes the lawsuit Trump Vs Darweesh. It was a national class-action lawsuit that was filed by two men from Iraq who were detained at JFK airport New York after the ban. The lawsuit was supported by several rights associations that include the influential American Civil Liberties Union. This lawsuit was the first legal dispute for the first travel ban executive order. It was also successful in obtaining an embargo against deporting anyone from the US based on the ban.
An ACLU attorney concerned in the case Lee Gelernt said that in spite the US government delaying the issue, it finally accepted to take the right step. Travel ban nation immigrants deprived of their legal right to arrive at the US can re-apply for the visas now, added Gelernt. The legal fight against the revised travel ban order will continue, said the attorney.
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