Supreme Court Allows Enforcement Of Trump Travel Ban

Supreme Court Allows Enforcement Of Trump Travel Ban

President Donald Trump can fully enforce his immigration travel ban against six majority-Muslim countries even as legal challenges make their way through the courts, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

The ban, now in its third iteration, currently covers travel from eight countries with varying restrictions ranging from the full suspension of both immigrant and non-immigrant entry, to restrictions on the uses of certain visas.

The ban will affect residents from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. The first version of the ban encountered intense opposition and numerous successful legal challenges by critics of the administration who felt the first ban unfairly targeted majority-Muslim countries.

But the action indicates that the high court might eventually approve the latest version of the ban, announced by President Donald Trump in September.

But after Francisco made those arguments, the President caused controversy by retweeting three inflammatory videos from a British far-right account rife with anti-Muslim content.

"President Trump's anti-Muslim prejudice is no secret-he has repeatedly confirmed it, including just last week on Twitter".

Earlier court rulings said that the ban excluded people with "bona fide" relationships with someone in the United States.

Now that the Supreme Court has dropped a strong hint that it will not tolerate unprecedented decisions based not primarily on the law, but rather on a desire to rein in the President, lower courts in ruling on other matters - e.g., sanctuary cities, DACA, etc. - may hew closer to existing law, says Banzhaf.

Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor would have left the lower court orders in place.

Judges in two judicial circuits - the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in Richmond and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco - had cast doubt on Trump's third executive order banning nearly all travel from certain countries.

"Thanks! See you in court next week", wrote Katyal.



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