Supreme Court reinstates President Trump's travel ban

Seattle. The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that President Donald Trump's travel ban on visitors from Iran Libya Soma

Seattle. The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that President Donald Trump's travel ban on visitors from Iran Libya Soma

In the ruling, the court said persons from six majorly Muslim countries (Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen) who lack a "bona fide relationship" with someone in the United States would not be allowed in.

The Court will allow the ban to stand except for individuals who have family relationships with residents in the United States and are traveling to the country for family visits, to work, or to go to school.

America's highest court also granted a White House request allowing part of its refugee ban to go into effect.

Trump had suffered a series of judicial defeats over the ban, with two federal appeals courts maintaining injunctions on it by arguing that his executive order discriminated against travelers based on their nationality.

"I am disappointed by the Supreme Court's decision today to allow a limited form of President Trump's travel ban to be implemented until the court hears the case and makes a final ruling", Wiewel said in a statement.

Julie Samuels, executive director of Tech:NYC, worries the partial travel ban could "keep out the future founders and job creators whom we most want to attract to the United States". Trump decided he would head to the Supreme Court as the Justice Department took the case to the US Appeals Court. Two dissenting justices, Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch, said the court should have heard the case.

It said it needed 90 days to do that (120 days for refugees); it's now been 150 days since the first attempt at a travel ban and 102 since the second (with no attacks by immigrants or refugees), but apparently the ban is still necessary?

Trump signed the order as a replacement for a January 27 order issued a week after he became president that also was blocked by federal courts.

Donald Trump will be having a party right now, as he has had a running battle with the courts over this Muslim ban issue, which he effected via an executive order.

The Supreme Court left the lower court injunctions against the ban in place, but only with respect to the challengers to the ban themselves and others in similar circumstances, meaning they involve people in the United States who have relationships with foreign nationals overseas and whose rights might be affected if those foreigners were excluded from entry. "National security is not a "talismanic incantation" that, once invoked, can support any and all exercise of executive power".

But what the requirement means for refugees - who were banned from entering the USA under the March executive order - is less clear, especially because the Department of Homeland Security has yet to issue any guidance on how Customs and Border Protection agents should interpret and implement the "bona fide relationship" requirement. Noorani says that means the decision more or less turns the larger travel ban into a de facto refugee ban.

The countries targeted were on a list drawn up by Barack Obama's government of places whose authorities had very poor data on their own citizens, making it hard to vet the identities of visa applicants.

"Whereas new justices usually take a beat before they start opining on every issue the court does (and doesn't) address, Justice Gorsuch has asserted his exceptionally conservative views early and often across a dizzying range of hot-button issues", said Joshua Matz, a lawyer and former clerk to Justice Anthony Kennedy.

US President Donald Trump speaks at the Congressional picnic at the White House in Washington, DC, on June 22, 2017.

Trump released a statement praising the decision by the court.

Even without the ban in place, arrivals from the six countries has dropped sharply, in part due to the "extreme vetting" approach of USA authorities, toughening their scrutiny of visa applicants.

The president welcomed the ruling's qualified authorisation to bar visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, which he described as "terror-prone countries".

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