Supreme Court Allows Trump To Partially Enforce His Travel And Refugee Ban


Donald Trump has secured a considerable legal and political victory, after the Supreme Court ruled that it will allow a limited version of his Muslim travel ban to take effect.

While the Supreme Court said that it would hear the case concerning the ban in October when it reconvenes, the justices noted that it was entirely possible that the case would be a moot point, since the ban is supposed to be temporary. "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", Thomas said. The statement also says that students denied entry to the USA should contact their universities, who may have to sue on their behalf.

"My number one responsibility as Commander in Chief is to keep the American people safe", Trump's statement continues.

The ban limits travel for 90 days from the six mostly Muslim countries and suspends the nation's refugee program for 120 days. The equities relied on by the lower courts do not balance the same way in that context.

Hawaii sued to stop the revised travel ban in March.

The decision is a win for a president who had had several court losses on the issue as his administration advocated for the ban.

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Delaware Public Media's James Morrison reports on the Supreme Court decision. Travelers who have close relatives who are United States citizens; have been accepted at a United States university; or have been given a job to to work at a United States business are examples of people with bona fide relationships, according to the Supreme Court.

"As President, I can not allow people into our country who want to do us harm", Trump said. But it's not clear what it means for, say, asylum seekers who had existing relationships with such organizations.

"Immigration, even for the president, is not a one-person show", the three justices of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said in a ruling earlier this month.

Mr Trump has already said the ban would take effect within 72 hours of court approval.

Jeremy McKinney, a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association's executive committee, told The Independent that a majority of the ban's implementation will take place at consular posts outside of the United States and at pre-inspection sites at global airports inside and outside the country. "The Department of Justice looks forward to arguing on behalf of the President and his constitutional duty to protect the national security of the United States".