Iran says US travel ban is 'racist' and 'unfair'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Local immigration lawyers say questions remain about portions of the president's temporary ban on travel from six majority-Muslim countries, reinstated this week by the U.S Supreme Court. "Instead of policies empowering extremists, USA should join the real fight against them".

"It's regrettable that the American government, because of their economic and commercial short-sightedness, have closed their eyes to the main perpetrators of terrorism in America", he said.

"It is regrettable that the citizens of the countries on the list have never participated in any act of terrorism against the US and yet they are being punished for acts of terrorism", he said. Foreign national students, faculty, and staff from the six affected countries who are already in the United States should contact immigration counsel prior to traveling outside of the United States.

During a recent visit to Saudi Arabia, President Donald Trump closed arms deals worth almost $110 billion.

Two federal courts shot down the travel ban saying it amounted to religious discrimination, something Dady doesn't disagree with. He claimed it was needed to protect the US from terrorists, but opponents said it was unfairly harsh and was meant to meet Trump's campaign promise of keeping Muslims out of the United States. Both rulings were upheld by separate appeals courts.

"The Trump administration has said this is a great win", said Bauer.

The previous day, the Supreme Court allowed President Donald Trump to move ahead with a limited version of his ban on travelers from Iran, Syria, Sudan, Yemen, Libya and Somalia. It will now take effect in 72 hours, under the terms of a memo issued by Trump this month. But no people from the affected countries had carried out terrorism in the US.

The justices are expected to hear the travel order case later this year, but noted that they will also consider whether the case will be moot at that point.

A broad interpretation, for example, could allow for a contract or reservation with a rental auto agency or hotel in the United States to be considered legitimate relationship, the officials said. As of May 31 of this year, 46,403 refugees have been admitted into the United States, near the cap of 50,000 the Trump administration put into place.

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