The US Department of State said in a press release it would execute President Donald Trump's travel ban in 72 hours after the Supreme Court made a decision to partially lift an injunction of stay on his executive order on immigration.
"This case is just one of many that will be heard by the Supreme Court regarding polices enacted by the Trump Administration". "Especially since the lower courts had blocked it and the Supreme Court is letting it go into force so he's likely to claim this as a victory".
President Trump should curb his enthusiasm following Monday's Supreme Court decision on the travel ban.
"As president, I can not allow people into our country who want to do us harm", he added.
The imam of a Hawaii mosque who is a plaintiff in the state's challenge to the travel ban says he hopes his Syrian mother-in-law will be granted a visa. "My number one responsibility as Commander in Chief is to keep the American people safe".
The lower courts that had blocked the order said it violated federal immigration law and was discriminatory against Muslims in violation of the U.S. Constitution.
The court, meanwhile, will consider the full case in October. The court was clear this has to be a "bona fide" relationship - meaning that it can not be manufactured just to get around the ban - but that is the majority of visitors.
"The court went out of its way to not tip its hand as to how it will rule on the ultimate issue, which is whether the president has the power to do this". She says the USA government will keep people traveling to the US and members of the travel industry informed "in a professional, organized and timely way".More news: Chicago Mayor: High Court's travel ban decision 'concerning'
The order, which among other things lowered the number of refugees to be permitted entry to the US, blocked Syrian refugees from entering the country indefinitely, and also banned immigrants from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, was created in the midst of an on-going, worldwide refugee crisis sparked by civil war in Syria and unrest throughout the globe.
The Trump Administration dropped its appeal, and, Ferguson said, reimbursed the Washington State Attorney General's Office for its court costs.
As a refresher, the court was considering two cases challenging the revised Muslim ban, which had been narrowed after it was swiftly struck down in court: IRAP v. Trumpand Hawaii v. Trump. "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", wrote Thomas in the dissent.
Both bans were to partly go into effect 72 hours after the court's decision.
U.S. District Court Judge James Robart granted the nationwide temporary restraining order.
"Tragically, most refugees will be unable to enter the United States for the next 90 days under this opinion", league co-founder James McConkie said in a statement. These countries are Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.
Trump's order embodied his "America First" nationalist message and reflected his views of the dangers posed to the United States by certain immigrants and visitors.
The court ruled that the administration's main argument - that the travel ban is needed to improve vetting procedures to stop would-be terrorists from entering the country - is at its "peak" when applied to foreigners who have no ties to the U.S. "There are no such people represented in the cases before the Court", David Cole, the legal director of the A.C.L.U., which argued against the ban before an appeals court, told me.
Which brings us to the other action the court took today.