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Supreme Court Revives President Trump’s “Travel Ban”

The United States Supreme Court made it official! They will officially allow most of President Donald J. Turmp’s “travel ban” executive order to go into effect. This is a massive victory for the Trump White House on his controversial, anti-terrorism policy.

The justices said the lower court that blocked the policy went too far and ruled in too “broad” a fashion. They reaffirmed the president’s power to enforce ban against foreigners who don’t currently have ties to America.

That means the president can begin denying visas to visitors from six countries — Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — who don’t already have family in the U.S., or some other prior connection such as participation in an education program. Trump can also halt refugee admissions worldwide.

This is a huge victory for national security, as there is not a vetting process that can ensure terror-connected refugees are not allowed into America!

“We grant the government’s applications to stay the injunctions, to the extent the injunctions prevent enforcement of” Mr. Trump’s executive order “with respect to foreign nationals who lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in Richmond, Va., ruled last month that the limits on travel from the six countries violated the First Amendment’s ban on government establishment of religion. Relying on Mr. Trump’s statements during the presidential campaign, where he called for a “Muslim ban,” the court said the order “drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination.”

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 program. It ruled on statutory rather than constitutional grounds, saying Mr. Trump had exceeded the authority granted him by Congress.

The court agreed to review both cases, and said it would hear arguments in October, noting that the government had not asked it to act faster.

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