The justices allowed a constrained version of the order to take effect for the time being – but only on foreigners “who lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States”.
Those who have been working to stop the order, said they hoped the highest court ultimately agreed with those lower rulings that had said the action was unconstitutional. “Because anti-Muslim bigotry motivated President Trump’s Muslim Ban, no part of the ban should take effect for any length of time”.
The first executive order was issued one week into his term, and sought to bar people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the USA for 90 days and all refugees for 120 days.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in San Francisco, recently blocked both the limits on travel and the suspension of the refugee programme.
Back in January, the president was so keen on conducting a 90-day review of these procedures – supposedly to thwart terrorists – that he called for an immediate ban on travelers from the six countries until the review was completed, creating chaos at airports across the United States.
She says the U.S.is also working with its partners to implement the part of the ban that affects refugee admissions to the U.S. She says the State Department will keep the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program updated about changes “as they take effect”. The administration review should be complete before October 2, the first day the justices could hear arguments in their new term.
The way it stands right now, citizens from those six aforementioned countries will be banned from entering the US for 90 days unless they have an established relationship with an American person or entity.
The justices will hear full arguments in October in the case that has stirred heated emotions across the nation and pointed rebukes from lower courts saying the administration is targeting Muslims. The travel ban’s 120-day ban on refugees will also stand for now.
The opinion, from which none of the court’s liberal justices dissented, amounts to a almost total reversal of the lower courts’ stay, as the criteria for a “bona fide relationship” are relatively strict.
That means officials at the Department of Homeland Security and the State Department 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.
“Now we are U.S. Citizens, I worry about this country as much as you do, the temporary travel ban is to benefit the people of U.S. safety-wise, that’s why we support it”, Wehbey said. And now, the Supreme Court has weighed in.
Trump said he would put the ban into effect 72 hours after the Supreme Court gave him the green light. Rather than pursue an appeal, the administration said it would revise the policy.
Adriene Holder, attorney-in-charge of the civil practice at the Legal Aid Society, said the executive order had a foundation based in racism and xenophobia.