Travelers passing through Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Monday. The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that President Donald Trump's travel ban on visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen can be enforced if those visitors lack a "credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States," and that justices will hear full arguments in October.
Photo: AP Photo/Ted S. Warren
Photo: AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

Trump administration could begin enforcing travel ban Thursday

Murkiness worries advocates for refugees, immigrants

The Trump administration could begin enforcing elements of its travel ban in Georgia and across the nation as early as Thursday, but many questions remain unanswered about how it will be done.

That murkiness is alarming refugee and immigrant rights advocates, who are calling on the government to clarify how it will implement the directive.  In a statement released Wednesday, the Southern Poverty Law Center and several other advocacy groups said the Trump administration should “provide guidance to protect the rights of immigrants and travelers to the United States, and to limit the inevitable confusion and chaos that will arise out of implementation” of the executive order. 

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The partial travel ban could carry significant consequences for Georgia, a rapidly diversifying state with the world’s busiest airport. Nearly a tenth of Georgia’s population is foreign-born and several thousand refugees from around the world are resettled in the state each year.

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