Monday, 26 June 2017

President Trump travel ban injunction lifted in part by Supreme Court



The US Supreme Court has partially lifted an injunction against President Donald Trump's travel ban.

 
America's highest court also granted an emergency request from the White House allowing part of the refugee ban to go into effect.


The justices said they would consider in October whether Mr Trump's policy should be upheld or struck down.


Mr Trump seeks to place a 90-day ban on people from six mainly Muslim nations and a 120-day ban on refugees.


The Supreme Court said in Monday's ruling: "In practical terms, this means that [the executive order] may not be enforced against foreign nationals who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.
"All other foreign nationals are subject to the provisions of [the executive order]."


US President Donald Trump has welcomed a Supreme Court ruling allowing his travel ban to be partly reinstated as a "victory for our national security".


The president welcomed the ruling's qualified authorisation for the government to bar visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, which he described as "terror-prone countries".
"As president, I cannot allow people into our country who want to do us harm," he added.




BBC      News.