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US Supreme Court upholds Trump's travel ban

30 June 2018

"It comes out of nowhere in a decision upholding the travel ban case", said Elizabeth Wydra, the president of the Constitutional Accountability Center.

"Once again, this conservative-majority court sided with anti-worker forces and issued a ruling created to undermine public sector unions". For example, the president could not use the ruling to summarily deport thousands of people living in the USA who come from particular countries, since the ruling deals only with people trying to enter the US, according to Cornell Law School professor Stephen Yale-Loehr.

Lower courts had deemed the ban unconstitutional, but the USA top court has reversed this decision in a 5-4 ruling announced on Tuesday. "I think the issue is whether or not Republicans are equally motivated", he said. Here's what the latest travel ban means to citizens of those countries - and some American citizens, too. The majority refused to examine the history of this Muslim ban-which, after all, began with Donald Trump as a candidate calling for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States".

The ban prevents entry into the U.S. by most people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen.

The ban prohibits entry into the United States of most people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen.

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Bahramipanah, the Iranian woman who lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, received an H-4 visa, which is given to immediate family of foreign workers in the U.S. Her family had hoped the Supreme Court would end the ban for good this time so her mother would be able to come to the United States to celebrate Bahramipanah's birthday next week.

Mr Trump tweaked the order after the 9th United States circuit court of appeals in San Francisco refused to reinstate the ban.

"What happened to us should never happen again", he told CNN in an interview. "And we are going to need to show how wrong this court was to totally ignore the anti-Muslim statements by this president, and to totally ignore that we are a country of checks and balances". It also adds a ban on travelers from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and government officials from Venezuela.

HORSLEY: That's right. What John Roberts said was is the issue before us is not whether to denounce those statements by the president but the significance of those statements in reviewing a presidential directive that he called neutral on its face.

As for the plaintiffs' claim that President Trump discriminated against Muslims in violation of the Constitution's Establishment Clause, the majority opinion simply found that the proclamation had at least a plausible relation to its stated national security objective, and there was no more to do.

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Even as he rejected the parallels to the travel ban, though, Roberts took the opportunity to expressly disavow the high court's 74-year-old decision.

"Today's Supreme Court ruling is monumental", America First Policies spokeswoman Erin Montgomery said. "Today's Supreme Court ruling on his travel ban is a vindication of the president, his administration and the will of the American people", said Steve Bannon, a key architect of the original travel ban that sparked chaos at airports and was panned by critics as a glorified "Muslim ban".

Chief Justice Roberts wrote that presidents have frequently used their power to talk to the nation "to espouse the principles of religious freedom and tolerance on which this Nation was founded".

In February 2017, Washington State filed the first lawsuit against the ban with support from the ACLU, detailing the grave effect the ban already had had on students, participants in exchange programs and refugees from the banned countries.

Booker, who just returned from the southern border with Mexico, decried Trump's recently rescinded policy of separating migrant families.

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A signature part of President Trump's campaign and a signature moment of his first days in office has now received validation from the U.S. Supreme Court.

US Supreme Court upholds Trump's travel ban