The government, the justices write, has a “compelling need to provide for the nation’s security”.
If U.S. universities have accepted students from one of the targeted countries, the students will be able to enter the U.S. and start their studies.
Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel A. Alito Jr. and Neil M. Gorsuch dissented from part of the opinion and felt that the full ban should be put back in place, regardless of if people had a relationship in the U.S.
The same exceptions apply to those who seek to enter the U.S.as refugees, even if the 50,000-person limit on refugees for 2017 has already been exceeded.
Ismail Elshikh (EES-my-ayl-el-sheek) said Monday he’s not optimistic because of the delays in his mother-in-law’s application and the additional paperwork being requested. “I am also particularly gratified that the Supreme Court’s decision was 9-0″.
The decision, a win for the Trump administration, means that people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen who can not demonstrate that they have a reason to travel to the United States will be barred from entering the nation.
The administration review should be complete before October 2, the first day the justices could hear arguments in their new term.
“Our biggest concern has always been that we just did not want some sort of executive order that blocks people exclusively due to their religion or national origin”, Chin said. This had been blocked by court rulings in the wake of Trump first signing this ban in March.
Sessions says the travel ban case “raises profound questions about the proper balance of these constitutional powers”.
The Supreme Court ruled that a complete ban went too far, and it only blocked that part affecting those with “standing” to challenge Trump’s executive order in USA courts.
“My number one responsibility as Commander in Chief is to keep the American people safe”, the president said.
The Supreme Court justices will fully consider the arguments on both sides next autumn.
Trump had raised the issue of travel ban extensively during his presidential campaign linking it with the issue of terrorism.
US President, Donald Trump is in a celebratory mood at the moment.
Part of Trump’s travel ban will presumably go into effect in 72 hours, or on Thursday.
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”.
The Trump administration said the ban was needed during an internal review of the screening procedures for people of those countries.
The court detailed exactly who the travel ban can not be applied to: “For individuals, a close familial relationship is required”.
It narrowed the scope of lower court rulings that had completely blocked Trump’s March 6 executive order.
While the ban itself did not single out Muslims, judges cited Mr Trump’s repeated statements during last year’s presidential race that he meant to ban Muslims from entering the United States.