A big win for the White House: The Supreme Court agreed to let President Trump’s immigration travel ban go into effect for some travelers. This decision revers the actions of lower federal courts that had put the policy on hold.
The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that a limited version of Trump’s immigration ban can come into effect. The court also agreed to hear the case involving travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries and all refugees in the early fall.
“Today’s unanimous Supreme Court decision is a clear victory for our national security,” Trump stated. “It allows the travel suspension for the six terror-prone countries and the refugee suspension to become largely effective.”
The six countries included in the travel ban are Iran, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Syria.
The ban issued on March 6th was actually the second attempt to impose various travel restrictions through an exclusive order.
According to State Department data, of the more than 100,000 people who legally entered the U.S. from the six countries last year, most would have qualified to enter under the Supreme Court’s criteria. Nearly 30,000 had immigrant visas, and more than 25,000 arrived as refugees matched up with non-profit groups or sponsor families.
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