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Scotus Breathes New Life Into Trump’s Travel Ban
Scotus Breathes New Life Into Trump’s Travel Ban

Scotus Breathes New Life Into Trump’s Travel Ban

Scotus Breathes New Life Into Trump’s Travel Ban

The Supreme Court of the United States on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by reviving parts of a travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries, which he said is needed for national security but that opponents decry as discriminatory.
The justices narrowed the scope of lower court rulings that had completely blocked key parts of a March 6 executive order that Trump had said was needed to prevent terrorism attacks, allowing his temporary ban to go into effect for people with no strong ties to the United States, Reuters reported. 
Scotus issued its order on the last day of its current term and agreed to hear oral arguments during its next term starting in October so it can decide finally whether the ban is lawful in a major test of presidential powers.
In a statement, Trump called the high court’s action “a clear victory for our national security”, saying the justices allowed the travel suspension to become largely effective.
“As president, I cannot allow people into our country who want to do us harm. I want people who can love the United States and all of its citizens, and who will be hardworking and productive,” Trump added.
Trump’s March 6 order called for a blanket 90-day ban on people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen and a 120-day ban on all refugees while the government implemented stronger vetting procedures. The court allowed a limited version of the refugee ban, which had also been blocked by courts, to go into effect.
Caption: The original ban in January provoked mass protests. (File Photo)

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