Justices Grant Part of Trump Travel Ban

Reuters news agency reports the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and all refugees to go into effect for people with no strong ties to the United States while agreeing to decide this fall the legality of the order. The justices, in their unsigned decision, granted parts of the Trump administration’s emergency request to put the order into effect immediately. Sixteen weeks ago on March 6th, President Trump issued the emergency executive order calling for a 90 day ban on travelers from Libya, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen and a 120 day ban on all refugees to enable the government to implement stronger vetting procedures. The emergency order was blocked by federal judges before going into effect on March 16.

The justices said that the travel ban will go into effect “with respect to foreign nationals who lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.” That indicates that people from the six countries and refugees who have family, business or other ties would not be barred from entry. But those seeking visas to enter the United States with no such ties could be barred. Both bans are now due to partly go into effect in 72 hours.

Reuters report found here.


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