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Supreme Court will hear travel ban, allow some limits on immigration

Supreme Court will hear travel ban, allow some limits on immigration Supreme Court will hear travel ban, allow some limits on immigration
Melinda Barton | 29 June, 2017, 08:57

Groups such as Catholic Relief Services, the official worldwide humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States, expressed disappointment with the ruling. "Reinstating any part of this ban could create chaos in the nation's airports and tear families apart", Margaret Huang, Amnesty International USA executive director, said in a statement.

"Today's unanimous Supreme Court decision is a clear victory for our national security", said Trump in a White House statement.

"This bigoted ban can not be allowed to take effect again, and Congress needs to step in immediately to nullify it once and for all", she wrote.

A broad interpretation, for example, could allow for a contract or reservation with a rental vehicle agency or hotel in the United States to be considered legitimate relationship, the officials said.

The 90-day ban is necessary to allow an internal review of screening procedures for visa applicants from the countries, the administration says.

Government lawyers were working on guidelines Tuesday, one day after the Supreme Court partially reinstated the ban ahead of hearing arguments in October. The ban will have run its course by then, raising a question of whether the justices will even issue a decision in the case or dismiss it because it has been overtaken by events. The judges, in their unsigned decision, approved parts of the urgent Trump administration request to immediately execute the order while the legal battle continues.

Proponents of letting students use public money to go to religious schools, including Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, applaud the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that a Lutheran church was wrongly denied a state grant.

"The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to SC", Trump said on Twitter earlier in June.

Justice Clarence Thomas, joined by Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch, said the government has shown it is likely to succeed on the merits of the case, and that it will suffer irreparable harm with any interference. Under immigration law, a "refugee" is someone seeking admission into the country for humanitarian reasons or under fear of persecution in his native land, and, thus, is an immigration category different from that of persons seeking general entry into the country.

On this Monday, the most significant court announcements centered on two cases it will hear in the fall: one on religious liberty, as it applies to same-sex marriage, and the second on President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban.

"As President, I can not allow people into our country who want to do us harm", President Trump said in a statement, via CNN.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to disclose the information. That was also struck down by lower courts.

This means those with no "bona fide" U.S. ties can be barred from entry if they come from any of the six Muslim-majority countries subject to the ban. For individuals, a close family relationship is required: A spouse or a mother-in-law would be permitted.

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision came a day before it ended its current term. However, the Trump administration appealed to the Supreme Court.

But as Justice Clarence Thomas warned in arguing that the entire ban should have taken effect immediately, even this temporary order may prove unworkable and lead to a "flood of litigation" as U.S. customs and border officials wrestle with whether travellers from the six countries have sufficient ties.

The Anti-Defamation League expressed mixed feelings in regards to the state of US President Donald Trump's Middle East travel ban.

The U.S.is expected to accept about 50,000 refugees during the budget year that ends in September.