Supreme Court allows Trump travel ban to take full effect

Supreme Court has allowed enforcement of Trump travel ban that will affect residents of six Muslim countries

Supreme Court has allowed enforcement of Trump travel ban that will affect residents of six Muslim countries

The high court's action means that the ban will now go fully into effect for people seeking to enter the United States from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Chad.

The Houthis' top leader said Saleh paid the price for his "treason", accusing him of betraying their alliance to side with the Saudi-backed coalition. The Ninth Circuit will hear Hawaii's case on Dec. 6, and the Fourth Circuit will hear the challenge brought by the American Civil Liberties Union and partner organizations on Dec. 8. Then, ruling on an earlier version of the travel order, the justices ruled the administration could refuse entry for visitors and immigrants from several Muslim nations, but not to families, travelers and others who had a "credible claim of a bona fide relationship with person or entity in the United States".

"From June 16, 2015 to this day, President Trump's immigration policies have always been about one thing: keeping Americans safe from people who seek to do us harm and attack our freedoms", he said.

"By a 7-2 vote, the Supreme Court has decided-at least temporarily, pending a final determination of the merits-that decisions affecting our national security should be made by Congress and the president, not by a single federal judge sitting in a courthouse in Hawaii", said John Malcolm, head of the Institute for Constitutional Government at The Heritage Foundation. Both courts are due to hear arguments in those cases this week.

They also concluded that it was improper for courts to try to evaluate the extent of the security threat which provided the basis for the order, as well as the motives behind the order, which was actually the work of extensive study by many different federal agencies.

Two of court's liberal justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor, said they would have denied the administration's request.

In January, Portland State University's then-President Wim Wiewel issued a statement expressing dismay at the president's first travel ban. A 2016 Multnomah County report identified 822 Somali students in the county's public schools and estimated the entire state's Somali population between 12,000 to 15,000.

KELLY: That's NPR's Richard Gonzales updating us on news today out of the U.S. Supreme Court. The Supreme Court urged the appeals courts to issue swift rulings.

The U.S. Supreme Court has just handed the Trump administration a temporary victory in its effort to impose a travel ban on residents of certain countries.

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