US Supreme Court Okays Full Enforcement of Donald Trump’s Travel Ban on 6 Muslim-Majority countries

December 5th, 2017 | by Sukumar Roy
US Supreme Court Okays Full Enforcement of Donald Trump’s Travel Ban on 6 Muslim-Majority countries
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THE US Supreme Court has endorsed enforcement of travel ban on six Muslim nations as proposed by President Donald Trump to fight terrorism. The ban also covers people from North Korea and Venezuela, officials said .It does not exclude refugees from the US – a ban on the entry of people fleeing war and persecution expired in October. Seven of the court’s nine justices granted a request from the President’s administration to lift injunctions that had partially blocked the ban on travellers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. The US Administration will be at liberty to restrict travel to the US from these countries despite ongoing challenges in lower courts. The Supreme Court offered no explanation for the ruling, but the Trump administration had said that blocking the full ban was causing “irreparable harm” as the policy was based on legitimate national security and foreign policy concerns since United States remain on the radars of terrorists. The ban is the third version of a policy unveiled Trump in his first week in the White House. The President had to face severe criticism from liberal camps and some media houses when he had initiated measures to provide security to its citizens. It may be recalled when the move was first initiated there was chaos in airports across the US in January to oppose the signing an executive order to deny visas to migrants and visitors from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The decree was suspended by a US appeals court the following month compelling Trump to issue a revised ban in March. But the second order expired in September and was replaced with the present version which was challenged in separate lawsuits by the state of Hawaii and the American Civil Liberties Union.

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