Trump travel ban block partially lifted by Supreme Court

Trump travel ban block partially lifted by Supreme Court

Trump travel ban block partially lifted by Supreme Court

The nation's highest court on Monday said it would let a limited version of Trump's ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries take effect. The court said the travel ban could not be imposed on anyone who had "a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States".

The court's three most conservative justices including its newest member, Justice Gorsuch, and Justices Alito and Thomas said they would have revived the Trump executive order in its entirety.

"Today's ruling allows me to use an important tool to protect our Nation's homeland".

The Supreme Court lets almost all of Trump's policy be enforced as it hears his appeal.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the ban would be implemented starting 72 hours after being cleared by courts.

The travel ban and refugee ban remain blocked and will not go into effect for people with a "bona fide" connection to the United States.

"HIAS welcomes the ruling as an affirmation that the president does not have unfettered unchecked authority to bar refugees from the United States without evidence to justify such action", said the group's CEO and president, Mark Hetfield. "It allows the travel suspension for the six terror-prone countries and the refugee suspension to become largely effective".

Critics of the ban disputed those assessments.

"As for entities, the relationship must be formal, documented, and formed in the ordinary course, rather than for the objective of evading the executive order".

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Trump's initial travel ban caused panic and chaos at airports around the world in late January as it took effect immediately after being signed.

Even though, parts of the ban are allowed to continue, like Darwish, Harrison is frustrated. Refugees "in transit" and already approved would have been able to travel to the United States under the executive order.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to disclose the information.

The memorandum states a "90-day pause on entry is necessary to prevent potentially risky individuals from entering the United States".

"We are going to be monitoring all of that", said Becca Heller, the director of the International Refugee Assistance Project, one of the plaintiffs in the case. But under the immigration system, most people traveling to the United States do have those ties. This is due to their potential inability to prove a relation to the United States that the Court's ruling calls for.

In its ruling, the court reminded the Trump administration that its Executive Order was meant to be temporary, allowing for that 90 day review.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, said the ban was "rooted in religious animus" toward Muslims and pointed to Trump's campaign promise to impose a ban on Muslims entering the country as well as tweets and remarks he has made since becoming president.

"For individuals, a close familial relationship is required", the court said. Chin says the decision is a partial victory for Hawaii because it allows people such as university students and relatives of US citizens to enter the country.

Perdue, one of Georgia's two Republicans in the Senate, issued a statement praising the court for its decision to overrule two appellate courts that had blocked the president's executive order for a 90-day halt on immigration from six primarily Muslim countries.

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"The President asked the court to hear the case in October ... if the President really thinks if what's at stake is national security then why wouldn't he ask for it to be heard in June or July?" "We fully expect that the relief we grant today will permit the Executive to conclude its internal work and provided adequate notice to foreign governments", in 90 days.

But what a "bona fide relationship" exactly constitutes is a matter of dispute.

The ruling was seen as at least a partial victory for Trump in the biggest court case of his presidency.

"President Trump's Muslim ban violates the fundamental constitutional principle that government can not favor or disfavor any one religion", said Devon Chaffee, executive director of the ACLU of NH.

Now there's little question that the first travel order was hastily drafted and rushed out in the administration's first week.

He argued it was necessary for national security while the administration reviews procedures for allowing travelers from the Muslim-dominant countries into the U.S.

Immigration advocates planned to descend on the country's airports to help people who are affected by the order.

Lawyers for challengers to the order rushed to federal courts, and the order was stayed within days.

"There's a very good chance that, by the time the justices once again consider this issue, there's nothing left for them to do", Vladeck said.

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