Published: Dec. 4, 2017

The nation’s highest court on Monday issued an unsigned order allowing the administration’s third version of a travel ban to take effect immediately even as it continues to face challenges and winds its way through appellate courts.

In their brief issuance, U.S. Supreme Court justices also urged lower-court judges to determine quickly the legality of the latest ban.

Issued by the president through a Sept. 24 proclamation, the third version of the travel ban imposes varying levels of entry restrictions on citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen. Under the proclamation, citizens of Iraq will be subject to additional scrutiny when applying for a visa and entry into the United States.

The university’s International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office will update its news and alerts webpage shortly, and will continue to provide guidance to the approximately 100 students and scholars from the impacted nations who are at CU Boulder, said Director Diana Salazar.

An immigration alert the ISSS issued on Sept. 25 explains the travel restrictions in greater detail, and Salazar encourages students from the impacted countries to read the Frequently Asked Questions section carefully.

Opponents of the ban contend it aims to prevent people from Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, and unfairly discriminates against travelers based on their nationality and religion.

According to court filings, however, with this ban the president hopes to control immigration and protect national security through the broad constitutional and statutory privileges granted to him in his role as commander in chief.