Supreme Court Allows Trump Travel Ban to Take Effect

  • Supreme Court Allows Trump Travel Ban to Take Effect

Supreme Court Allows Trump Travel Ban to Take Effect

"US Supreme Court defends and allows Trump's #MuslimBan to go into full effect, giving bigotry full licence in USA". Then, ruling on an earlier version of the travel order, the justices said the administration could refuse entry for visitors and immigrants from several Muslim nations, but not to families, travelers and others who had a "credible claim of a bona fide relationship with person or entity in the United States".

The nine-member court, with two liberal justices dissenting, granted his administration's request to lift two injunctions imposed by lower courts that had partially blocked the ban, which is the third version of a contentious policy that Trump first sought to implement a week after taking office in January.

The third version of the travel ban blocks visitors and immigrants from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen and North Korea. President Donald Trump's decision has been challenged on questions such as his legal authority to issue such an order and whether it constitutes a religious test and a Muslim ban, as promised by Mr. Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign.

"President Trump's anti-Muslim prejudice is no secret".

The court's unsigned orders on Monday urged appeals courts to quickly determine whether the latest ban was lawful. "He has repeatedly confirmed it, including just last week on Twitter", he said, referring to the President retweeting a series of anti-Muslim videos posted by a British nationalist.

"We agree a speedy resolution is needed for the sake of our universities, our businesses and most of all, for people marginalized by this unlawful order", Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin said.

Although the court's justices are still expected to rule on the ban's legality, as challenges to the policy are wind through the federal courts, the action indicates that it may eventually approve the latest version of the ban. "We look forward to the arguments this Wednesday on the merits before the 9th Circuit".

Trump's lawyers were not satisfied with that partial win in the appeals courts.

The American Civil Liberties Union, which represents people and groups challenging the ban, said it would continue to argue against the ban as challenges against it in lower appeals courts proceed.

The administration said the latest ban is based on assessments of each country's security situation and their willingness to share information about travelers.

In lawsuits filed in Hawaii and Maryland, federal courts said the updated travel ban violated federal immigration law.

For many impacted by the travel ban, it's a painful and deeply personal turn of events. The Council on American-Islamic Relations also criticized the decision but remained hopeful that the decision would be challenged in the future.

She's talking about her octagenarian father-in-law.

"All it takes is a simple Google search and we see that the real threat is internal [to the US]".

ME has thousands of Somali immigrants, many of whom are still waiting for family members to be able to come to the United States.