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Supreme Court hands Trump a partial victory on travel ban

Supreme Court hands Trump a partial victory on travel ban

US President Donald Trump hailed the Supreme Court decision to allow the entry into force of some portions of his travel ban denying entry to refugees and citizens of six Muslim-majority nations, saying that it will allow him to "protect" the country.

Today is the last day before the Supreme Court goes on summer break; the justices will reconvene on October 2 and will hear full oral arguments for the case sometime after that.

Recall, Trump's revised measure, announced in March, seeks to bar from USA entry travelers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days, as well as suspend the entry of refugees for 120 days. The Trump administration made an emergency request to put the executive order into effect, the report said.

The travel bans sparked massive protests and lawsuits but the Supreme Court said the lower courts that blocked the travel policy went too far in limiting the president's authority.

"We continue to be confident that the president's executive order to protect our country is fully lawful and ultimately will be upheld at the Supreme Court", White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer defended Trump's travel ban after the two federal appeal courts' ruling.

The president welcomed the ruling's qualified authorisation to bar visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, which he described as "terror-prone countries".

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The ruling means officials at the Department of Homeland Security and State will have to begin sorting through each application submitted by travelers from the six targeted countries to determine if they have enough of a link to the U.S.to enter.

On Monday's show, FOX News Channel Chief Legal Correspondent Shannon Bream joined Tom Sullivan to discuss the High Court's decision and its implications!

Three of the court's conservative justices - Justice Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Gorsuch - said they would have let the complete bans take effect. "I also am particularly gratified that the Supreme Court's decision was 9-0", he said.

The court left one group protected - foreign nationals with "credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States". The Supreme Court also allowed a 120-ban on refugees on a limited basis.

The order was however blocked by federal judges before going into effect on March 16 as planned.

Chin says he believes in the president's power to protect national security but not when it discriminates against people due to their national origin or religion. There may be lower-court litigation in coming months over the meaning of the "bona fide relationship" to an American person or entity that exempts someone from the travel restriction.


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