Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban

Supreme Court Allows Enforcement Of Trump Travel Ban
Trump travel ban on six Muslim countries can take full effect, Supreme Court rules

05 Diciembre, 2017

The Supreme Court allowed President Trump's travel ban to take effect in its entirety while challenges to it wind their way through lower federal courts.

The high court's action means that the ban will now go fully into effect for people seeking to enter the United States from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Chad. The 9th Circuit and the 4th Circuit, based in Richmond, Va., were still weighing claims that Trump's order discriminated based on nationality in violation of a 1965 law.

The campaign's Executive Director Michael Glassner says in a statement that Trump's immigration policies "have always been about one thing: keeping Americans safe from people who seek to do us harm and attack our freedoms".

The lower courts said that this would include grandparents, grandchildren, brothers- and sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieves, nephews, and cousins into the States.

Two of court's liberal justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor, said they would have denied the administration's request.

The two cases are scheduled to be heard in the Fourth and Ninth U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals later this week.

Immigrant advocates said Monday's ruling is a blow to those who have fought Trump's travel ban since January.

The Trump administration said the president put the latest restrictions in place after a worldwide review of the ability of each country in the world to issue reliable passports and share data with the United States.

The U.S. Supreme Court has just handed the Trump administration a temporary victory in its effort to impose a travel ban on residents of certain countries.

"We should not be singling out a specific religion", said Wajid Ahmed of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. A third was titled, "Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death!"

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

It capped a busy day for the President, who had earlier lobbed new criticism at the special counsel's Russia investigation, saying he feels "very badly" for former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Both appeals courts are dealing with the issue on an accelerated basis, and the Supreme Court noted it expects those courts to reach decisions "with appropriate dispatch".

Retired engineer John Wider, 59, is greeted by a supporter of President Donald Trump as he holds up a sign reading "Welcome Refugees" at the international arrivals terminal at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California June 29, 2017. The second one expired in September after a long court fight and was replaced with the present version. And the ACLU also says that it's unfortunate that the full ban can move forward now.

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