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Few answers on travel ban as launch deadline looms

28 June, 2017, 09:45 | Author: Mae Harvey
  • Perdue applauds travel ban reinstatement

In Monday's decision, the court made the distinction between people who have connections to the USA - what the court called "foreign nationals who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States" - and those who don't.

People with a "bona fide relationship with a person or entity" in the United States are spared from the temporary ban affecting people from six Muslim-majority countries and all refugees that the justices today allowed to go partially into effect.

The ruling also upholds the 120-day ban on refugee claimants who also do not have existing ties with a person or organisation in the States.

The Supreme Court did not change the duration of Trump's travel ban.

The Supreme Court on Monday chose to uphold the executive order for nationals of the affected nations unless they have a genuine relationship with a person or body in the US. Similarly, the court stated that students who have been admitted to the University of Hawaii or a worker with an offer of employment from an American company would be exempt.

The Supreme Court unanimously agreed to hear the case and removed some injunctions affecting the stays that have prevented the travel ban from being exercised at all.

The court's decision to reinstate in part the travel ban for individuals without any connection to the U.S.is based upon finding an equitable balance between "the government's compelling need to protect National security", and the harm that the ban would inflict upon those in the U.S.

The Supreme Court Monday announced that it will decide whether President Donald Trump's travel ban is constitutional later this year. "The U.S. government has told us refugees booked will continue to travel through July 6 but then we do not know what will happen after that".

Attorney Greg Lawson of Sound Immigration says the problem is the definition of "bona fide relationship'".

Federal appeals courts from coast to coast had temporarily blocked the administration from imposing two executive orders targeting those countries.

The justices will hear arguments in the case in the fall.

The Supreme Court made clear in its decision that the Trump administration must now review its vetting procedures for immigration with the six named majority-Muslim countries. But the court also tempered the travel ban in smart ways that are sure to make Trump's approach less onerous.

"The Trump Administration has insisted from the start that this executive order is not reviewable by the courts". The definition will be formulated by the Department of Justice in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, Nauert said. "This is the largest refugee crisis since World War II, and most refugees don't have the American ties that the Supreme Court requires".

Three of the court's conservative justices said they would have let the complete bans take effect.

"As President, I can not allow people into our country who want to do us harm", said Trump in a statement.

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