President Trump’s Travel Ban in Full Effect
The Supreme Court is allowing The Trump Administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of 6 mostly Muslim countries.
The justices, with 2 dissenting votes, said Monday that the policy can take full effect even as legal challenges against it make their way through the courts.
The action signals the the high court will uphold the latest version of the ban that President Trump announced in September.
The ban applies to travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen.
Lower courts said people from those nations with a claim of a “bona fide” relationship with someone in the United States could not be kept out of the country. Grandparents, cousins and other relatives were among those courts said could not be excluded.
Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented.
The San Francisco-based 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals and the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, will be holding arguments on the legality of the ban this week.
Both courts are dealing with the travel ban issue on an accelerated basis, and the Supreme Court noted it expects those courts to reach decisions “with appropriate dispatch.”
Quick resolution by appellate courts would allow the Supreme Court to hear and decide the issue this term, by the end of June.
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