'Wow!' Court victory for Trump over travel ban

The ban blocks citizens of Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen, and some Venezuelan government officials and their family members, from obtaining a broad range of USA immigrant and non-immigrant visas.

After federal courts blocked that order, Trump signed a revised executive order March 26, 2017, targeting six countries while exempting travelers with visas and permanent-residency documents known as green cards. "The text says nothing about religion", Roberts wrote.

Writing in dissent, Justice Sonia Sotomayor said, "a reasonable observer would conclude that the Proclamation was motivated by anti-Muslim animus".

"Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on", the Trump campaign once proclaimed.

What does this ruling mean?

"The ruling will go down in history as one of the Supreme Court's great failures", said Omar Jadwat, a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union, which challenged the ban. The version of the travel ban at issue was the third iteration, and applies to travellers from North Korea and five mainly Muslim nations -Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen - or about 150 million people.

A spokesperson for the U.S. Travel Association said in statement to CNN that the industry wants Trump to make clear that travelers remain welcome in the United States, because "The economic stakes around strong and healthy global travel are too high... for the welcome message not to become a featured part of the administration's calculus".

Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who wrote the dissenting opinion, contended the court was employing the "same unsafe logic underlying" the decision on the detainment of Japanese-Americans. And in another, the court sided with crisis pregnancy centers in California against a state law that required that they fully disclose their anti-abortion-rights mission.

Trump quickly reacted on Twitter: "SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS TRUMP TRAVEL BAN".

The travel ban, in its current form, prevents travel from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen.


The travel ban was one of Trump's signature hardline immigration policies that have been a central part of his presidency and "America First" approach.

The decision caps off 16 months of fraught court battles between an administration determined to defend the president's travel order on national security grounds and opponents who decried it as an ideologically-driven ban on foreign Muslims. Even so, the challengers say their lawsuits against the Trump administration forced the White House to narrow the travel ban. S. C. §1182 (f) to suspend the entry of aliens into the United States; respondents have not demonstrated a likelihood of success on the merits of their claim that Presidential Proclamation No. 9645 violates the establishment clause.

The third time turned out to be the charm.

"Today's Supreme Court ruling is a tremendous victory for the American People and the Constitution".

Bill O'Keefe, Catholic Relief Services' vice president for government relations, said in a statement that numerous people seeking refuge in the US are victims of the same terrorists Americans are trying to fight, and denying them entry won't make the nation safer.

"Presidential power doesn't always protect", read another, with a black-and-white image of some Japanese-Americans who were held at the interment camps.

"Congress might overrule this decision so that a future president will not have a blank check to block the entire people of a nation - from babies to grandmothers - out of hate, fear or bigotry".

But given the president's actions and attitudes towards immigrants so far, Yale-Loehr said the president may ignore that kind of legal nuance and use Tuesday's ruling and justification to go all in on his enforcement wish list. Chief Justice John Roberts penned the ruling stating that Trump's immigration restriction fell "squarely" within the president's authority.

The controversy over the ban began during Trump's first week in the White House.

KING: All right. We've heard a lot about the travel ban decision. Iraq and Chad were banned in previous versions, but have since been removed.


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