Trump Takes Travel Order back to SCOTUS

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America Cannot Be Intimidated: Trump Speaks on Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

The state of Hawaii challenged the Trump administration's narrow interpretation in court.

As a matter of law, the Supreme Court can't rule on a case that no longer presents an ongoing issue.

Because the Supreme Court lifted in part the lower-court injunctions against the order on June 26, the refugee ban will expire in late October, and the entry ban at the end of September. Below is an earlier version.

The Justice Department on Monday asked the Supreme Court to stop part of an appeals court ruling from going into effect that would limit enforcement of President Trump's refugee ban.

Although the 9th Circuit also prohibited the government from banning relatives of someone in the United States, the Justice Department focused exclusively on removing the Appeals Court's protection of refugees who received formal assurance from resettlement entities.

At the request of the Justice Department, the Supreme Court stayed a lower court ruling that would have exempted some people for the administration's ban on refugees. A series of court decisions since then have said that order must include people with grandparents and cousins in this country. The justices declined to define the required relationships more precisely.

In the court filing, the Justice Department said the 9th Circuit's decision on the refugee ban "will disrupt the status quo and frustrate orderly implementation of the order's refugee provisions". The same executive order included a 120-day ban on refugees.

The stay takes issue not with the familial relationship issue, but with the allowance of refugees, an immigration classification Trump's executive order initially temporarily halted.

The six countries covered in the travel ban are Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.

The administration told the court Monday said that changing the way it enforces the policy on refugees would allow "admission of refugees who have no connection to the United States independent of the refugee-admission process itself". He could even issue a new ban or make the existing order permanent.

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