Supreme Court allows for travel ban while appeals are heard

Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban while legal challenges continue

Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban while legal challenges continue

The US Supreme Court ruled on Monday to allow President Donald Trump's travel ban on several Muslim-majority countries to go into full effect.

White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said the White House is "not surprised by today's Supreme Court decision permitting immediate enforcement of the President's proclamation limiting travel from countries presenting heightened risks of terrorism".

Unlike the earlier bans that were temporary, the latest ban is "an indefinite one, deepening and prolonging the harms a stay would inflict", the brief submitted by Washington lawyer Neal K. Katyal who is representing Hawaii stated.

To view the full article, register now. This means that the Department of Homeland Security can deny close relatives of American citizens entry into the United States from certain Muslim-majority countries.

The justices, with Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissenting, ruled that the order would remain in effect until two appeals courts issue rulings later this week.

Judges in two judicial circuits - the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in Richmond and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco - have expressed their doubts over Trump's third executive order which bans nearly all travelers from these countries.

This comes days after Trump provoked worldwide outrage by retweeting three Islamophobic videos, purporting to show Muslims committing violent acts, posted by a leader of a British far-right group.

The second video Trump retweeted claimed to show a statue of the Virgin Mary being destroyed by a Muslim.

"President Trump's anti-Muslim prejudice is no secret-he has repeatedly confirmed it, including just last week on Twitter". "We continue to stand for freedom, equality, and for those who are unfairly being separated from their loved ones".

For example, a New York Times piece described this new method of deciding cases as "a set of restrictions on presidential action that only apply to Donald Trump".

"The human impact is so real and it's severe", Tumlin said.

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