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Supreme Court allows Trump's 'travel ban' to enter effect

Supreme Court allows Trump's 'travel ban' to enter effect

On December 4, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States approved the Trump administration's request to allow full enforcement of its most recent travel ban while challenges against it continue within the federal judicial system. The high court's decision now puts those rulings on hold. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor said they would have denied the administration's request to allow the latest ban to go into effect.

The Supreme Court's orders effectively overturned a compromise in place since June, when the court said travelers with connections to the United States could continue to travel here notwithstanding restrictions in an earlier version of the ban.

If anything, it said, the government's case has weakened.

In a statement, Attorney General Jeff Sessions called the Supreme Court's action "a substantial victory for the safety and security of the American people".

The administration has said the ban is not discriminatory and pointed out that many Muslim-majority countries are unaffected by it. "The Constitution gives the President the responsibility and power to protect this country from all threats foreign and domestic, and this order remains vital to accomplishing those goals".

As per Monday's ruling, Trump's travel ban restricts travel to the USA by people from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Chad without bona fide connections to America.

Alternatively, the proclamation allows the secretary of homeland security to recommend to the president the removal of a country from the travel restrictions if the administration determines that the country has implemented proper vetting and screening standards that meet the security interests of the United States.

Consular officials have been told to resume "regular processing of visas" for people from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen, according to a State Department official.

"Multiple government agencies have conducted a comprehensive, worldwide review of the information shared by foreign governments that is used to screen aliens seeking entry to the United States", Solicitor General Noel Francisco argued in court papers. The proclamation subjects other visa holders to additional scrutiny.

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

The court's decision to reinstate the full ban came a few hours later.

Following the Supreme Court's order, the travel restrictions imposed by the September 24 proclamation went into effect immediately. In short, the Trump administration has been getting more and more success with each version of the ban.

The justices said the cases were moot since the orders had expired and there was no longer a "live case or controversy" to settle.

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".

Trump's prohibition in addition covers individuals from Northern Korea as well as specific government authorities out of Venezuela, however lower legal courts had now permitted these provisions.

"The frontline personnel of the Department are committed to protecting the USA from threats across the globe", he said in a statement.

They argued that countries included in the ban had not cooperated with U.S. demands for reliable identification of individuals and information sharing about people who could be criminal or security risks.

Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU's Immigrants' Rights Project, said "it's unfortunate that the full ban can move forward now, but this order does not address the merits of our claims".


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