Ottawa awaits further details of court decision to reinstate President Trump's travel ban
The Trudeau government is waiting for more details on a U.S. Supreme Court decision to partially reinstate President Donald Trump's ban on travellers from six mainly Muslim countries.
But a spokesman for Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said dual nationals from the affected countries travelling on Canadian passports will not be subject to the restrictions.
He adds Canadian permanent residents from the six designated countries who have valid resident cards and valid U.S. visas, and are deemed eligible by U.S. border authorities to enter the U.S., would not be denied entry.
The government is advising all people planning travel to the U.S. to verify admission requirements ahead of time.
The federal New Democrats, meanwhile, criticized Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for refusing to personally speak out against the ban.
The U.S. high court decision is a political victory for Trump after two lower appeal courts overturned his earlier attempts at imposing a ban.
The court said the ban can be enforced on travellers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen if they lack a "credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States."
The U.S. high court said it would hear full arguments in October on the ban.