Ruling in travel ban leaves myriad questions unanswered

  • Ruling in travel ban leaves myriad questions unanswered

Ruling in travel ban leaves myriad questions unanswered

The United States President Donald Trump has said, the Supreme court's ruling which partially reinstates his travel ban is a clear victory for the USA national security.

The Trump administration has argued it's necessary to suspend travel for 90 days from the six Muslim-majority countries and to halt refugee entry for 120 days to review whether USA safeguards are adequate to ensure that terrorists aren't allowed into the country.

"Today's compromise will burden executive officials with the task of deciding - on peril of contempt - whether individuals from the six affected nations who wish to enter the United States have a sufficient connection to a person or entity in this country", Justice Clarence Thomas said, according to Reuters.

In a statement after the court's announcement, Trump said the high court's decision was a "clear victory" for national security.

— A foreign national who seeks to enter the United States to live with a family member, such as a spouse or mother-in-law. Here, both the Fourth and Ninth Circuit courts upheld the district courts' rulings staying the ban.

"The Trump Administration has insisted from the start that this executive order is not reviewable by the courts". The cases will be properly heard by the court in October.

Iran's foreign minister says the partial reinstatement of President Donald Trump's travel ban is "disappointing" and says the ban is more about politics than security.

But the justices said those who already have a connection to the US - either a job offer, an admission to an educational program or a close family connection - will be exempted from the 90-day ban on travel from six countries as well as the 120-day pause on refugees.

"But they're justices on the Supreme Court", Ingraham said.

"We see the 9-0 decision with zero dissensions as a slap in the face to those that would use the courts with a political agenda to undermine the security of USA citizens", Deputy Assistant to the President Sebastian Gorka told KTAR News 92.3 FM's Arizona's Morning News on Tuesday.

Trump's revised measure, announced in March, seeks to bar from U.S. entry travelers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days, as well as suspend the entry of refugees for 120 days.

U.S. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said it hasn't been decided how the ban will be implemented.

Had the administration written the original travel ban along the lines of the court's ruling, it might not have encountered such fierce political and legal resistance.

What did the court decide about Trump's travel ban?

It's unclear what will ultimately constitute a "bona fide relationship", though the ruling suggested that an American job, school enrollment or a close relative could meet that threshold. Refugees who have some connection to the United States may not be summarily blocked from entry; those who have no connection to the United States may be blocked from entry.

News of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision has left Al-Hashedi wondering if Canada can offer any help to people caught in the same situation as her.