US Supreme Court allows Prez Trump's travel ban to go fully into effect in 6 Muslim-majority countries
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 05-Dec-2017

Washington, December 5: The United States Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to fully enforce a controversial travel ban that targets six Muslim-majority countries including Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen.

 

Notably, US Supreme Court ruled President Donald Trump's travel ban on six mainly Muslim countries can go fully into effect. During the hearing, seven of the nine justices lifted injunctions imposed by lower courts on the travel ban policy.

Only Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor would have allowed the President's order to remain blocked. Importantly, the new policy is not expected to cause the chaos that ensued at airports when Trump rolled out his first ban without warning in January this year.

However, this is not a final ruling on the travel ban. As soon as the Supreme Court made its decision, two other challenges to the ban made their way to lower courts that could potentially stall Trump’s travel ban.

Earlier, in the month of September this year, a court of the United States on Thursday allowed extended family members of US citizens from six majority-Muslim nations to lawfully enter the country. The ban applies to travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen.

Lower courts had 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.

BACKGROUND:

President Donald Trump in the month of March this year signed a revised executive order barring travelers from six Muslim-majority countries to the United States or three months, and all refugees for four months. These countries are Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. But this executive was challenged in lower courts where the order stayed completely. President Donald Trump said his top priority is focusing on the safety and security of the US and not targeting any religion.