Donald Trump's travel ban has been partially allowed


President Donald Trump tweeted Monday to say he was "very grateful" that the Supreme Court, the highest court in the United States, ruled unanimously to uphold Trump's controversial travel ban, which prohibits passage into the United States from for nationals hailing from six majority-Muslim countries.

The other basic portion of Trump's initiative, which will remain partially blocked, will be the prohibition on USA entry to citizens of Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen and Libya, although entry will be allowed for people from those countries who have relatives or job contracts in the US.

"What the Supreme Court did was say "We're going to narrow the pause that's been put on that travel ban". The review process will be completed on October 2, ironically the first day the Supreme Court Justices can hear arguments on the case.

The court did leave one category of foreigners protected, those "with a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States", the court said in an unsigned opinion.

Justice Clarence Thomas argued that the court should have granted Trump's request to implement the travel ban in full while the legal fight continues.

Trump said last week that the ban would take effect 72 hours after being cleared by courts. "But when it comes to refugees who lack any such connection to the United States, for the reasons we have set out, the balance tips in favor of the Government's compelling need to provide for the Nation's security", the Court ruled.

"It is about as good as you can get", he said. Critics called it a "Muslim ban".

In a series of tweets, Trump criticized Obama for not responding to Russian interference in the US election. The court asked both parties to address whether the case would be moot by then. "It allows the travel suspension for the six terror-prone countries and the refugee suspension to become largely effective", he said in a statement.

In this way, the Court ruled that students admitted into national universities, as well as workers hired by United States companies, will be allowed to enter.

According to Trump's personal Twitter account, an official statement released by the White House and even Press Secretary Sean Spicer, the court came to a 9-0 unanimous decision on the matter.

"Courts have repeatedly blocked this indefensible and discriminatory ban".

In short, there are a number of valid constitutional, ethical, and practical concerns surrounding Trump's travel ban.

The first executive order was signed late January, banning citizens from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, and it has received criticism ever since.

So with the exception of, say, travelers who don't know anyone in the USA, most travelers will have a qualifying connection here.

Trump's order led to the swift ban of Muslims from flights into the United States before it was blocked by a Federal Court, following a class action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of two Iraqis who were held at John F. Kennedy International Airport in NY. "So I trust the Supreme Court will lay it out better", Tari Esposito said.