In what some are calling a victory for the Trump White House, the Supreme Court has decided to allow some aspects of his 90 Day Travel Ban to go into effect until the court can officially consider and rule on the Ban later this year.
In a surprising decision Monday, the Supreme Court announced that Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban could go into partial effect until oral arguments begin in the fall. According to CNN, “the court is allowing the ban to go into effect for foreign nationals who lack any ‘bona fide relationship with any person or entity in the United States.” Other aspects of the ban, however, remain on hold until a final decision from the court is made. This includes the main complaints by the case that has reached the US’s highest court, that of foreign nationals “with relationships with persons or entities in the United States.”
The text of the ban, a version rewritten after Trump’s first attempt at an immigration ban was halted in lower courts, calls for a 90 day hold on immigration from Libya, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen until “extreme vetting” could be put into place. It’s been 5 months, however, since the executive order calling for the ban and many are wondering why that has not been enough time to put a so-called “extreme vetting” process into place nad therefore negate the need for such a ban, if there ever was one to begin with.
President Trump on Twitter called the Supreme Court’s decision a “clear victory” for national security.
The previous two travel bans were met with widespread protests, including at airports where foreign nationals were held in limbo as authorities determined what to do in light of the order. It is likely that more protests will occur in response to the court’s decision.