Supreme Court allows parts of Trump's travel ban to proceed

Andrew Cummings
June 30, 2017

In a dissenting opinion that said the travel ban should have been allowed to take effect in full, Justice Clarence Thomas, joined by Justices Samuel Alito and Neil M. Gorsuch, wrote that the decision would "prove unworkable".

And the ruling does not give a permanent seal of approval to the travel ban. "I want people who can love the United States and all of its citizens, and who will be hardworking and productive", he said in a statement.

The Supreme Court ruled that the ban can go into effect "with respect to foreign nationals who lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States".

Supreme Court allows parts of Trump's travel ban to proceed

Hagedorn said, "We just need to make sure that our countries protected from Islamic separatists and others who pose a danger to our country". People looking for travel visas or refuge without USA connections will not be granted entry.

Now the administration has the summer to conduct its vetting review, which was the original rationale for the travel ban - the government needed time to "figure out what is going on", as Trump once put it.

After being blocked by the courts, the Trump administration revised the order in March that included the same countries except Iraq and did not apply to visa and green card holders.


The governor and former U.S. attorney weighed in on the U.S. Supreme Court lifting part of the block on the Trump administration's travel ban of folks from six mostly Muslim countries. The administration review should be complete before October 2, the first day the justices could hear arguments in their new term. "Hopefully, when the Supreme Court reconvenes in October to hear the case, it will strike down the executive order in its entirety". "The president claiming he is keeping America secure through his travel ban is in fact a phony argument about American security".

The order, which among other things lowered the number of refugees to be permitted entry to the US, blocked Syrian refugees from entering the country indefinitely, and also banned immigrants from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, was created in the midst of an on-going, worldwide refugee crisis sparked by civil war in Syria and unrest throughout the globe. The order also halted the refugee program for 120 days and banned Syrian refugees from entering the country indefinitely.

Who is likely to be allowed to enter the United States?


The Supreme Court can continue to torture the details of the ban into something a majority feels is constitutional.

President Trump praised the victory on Twitter, writing: "Very grateful for the 9-O decision from the U. S. Supreme Court".

"The most interesting thing to see is whether the court, next fall, considers whether the ban is targeted to a specific religion", Sugarman said.


The Supreme Court of the United States on Monday partially lifted an injunction against the travel bans issued by President Donald Trump.

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