According to breaking reports, the US Supreme Court is allowing for the partial enforcement of the Trump administration's 90-day ban on travellers from six Muslim countries and a 120-day ban on refugees.
It has been established, however, that the court sought to protect one category of foreigners who they deem to hold "a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States."
Commenting on the controversial decision, the Supreme Court said: "In practical terms, this means that [the executive order] may not be enforced against foreign nationals who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States."
"All other foreign nationals are subject to the provisions of [the executive order]," they confirmed.
Last week, President Trump said that the ban, which effects citizens from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, would go into effect a mere 72 hours after being cleared by the courts.
When first introduced on January 27, the ban sparked mass outrage and considerable protest at various airports in the United States.
The Supreme Court will hear arguments on the ban in October.