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Supporters of the visas say they gave Haitians a rare opportunity to work legally in the United States, contribute to the U.S. economy and help fund the recovery of Haiti after the earthquake, which killed more than 200,000 people.
Even without legislative action, however, the number of immigrants approved for family-based visas has dropped this year to the lowest level in more than a decade.
The program allows citizens of mainly European countries to travel to the United States for up to 90 days without a visa.
Immigration attorneys have long complained about redundant challenges to high-skilled employment visas. But they say they are seeing a new trend in the Trump era.
“Our values and commitment to diversity are critical as we work to address the impact of cancer in every community,” American Cancer Society spokeswoman Miriam Falco said.
While the court said it would exempt travelers from the ban who have “bona fide relationships” with Americans, the ruling did not specify exactly what that means.
Certain visa applicants would be required to provide all prior passport numbers, social media handles, email addresses and 15 years of biographical information.