Trump issued a second executive order on March 6 after a federal judge in Seattle halted an earlier order. Under the updated order, people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen would be barred from entering the country for 90 days.
The High Court will hear arguments in the case in October, The Associated Press reported. The ban is expected to go into effect within 72 hours, reports indicate.
“An American individual or entity that has a bona fide relationship with a particular person seeking to enter the country as a refugee can legitimately claim concrete hardship if that person is excluded,” the High Court wrote in a Per Curiam opinion. “As to these individuals and entities, we do not disturb the injunction. But when it comes to refugees who lack any such connection to the United States, for the reasons we have set out, the balance tips in favor of the Government’s compelling need to provide for the Nation’s security.”