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US President Upbeat as Supreme Court Upholds Decision on Travel Ban

US President Donald Trump has termed the Supreme Court decision as a clear victory for the country’s national security. He said the court verdict allows him to use the directive as an important tool for protecting the Nation’s homeland. He has appreciated that the court decision was unanimous at 9-0.

A statement by the White House said, “It allows the travel suspension for the six terror-prone countries and the refugee suspension to become largely effective.”

President Rump said, “As President, I cannot allow people into our country who want to do us harm. I want people who can love the United States and all of its citizens, and who will be hardworking and productive.”

Earlier, a White House spokesperson said the US government will review the decision and determine how to proceed.

The March 6 travel ban imposed a 90-day ban on travelers from Libya, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen and a 120-day ban on all refugees entering the United States in order to implement stronger vetting procedures citing recent hike in crimes and attacks on American citizens.

The U.S. Supreme Court in its verdict on Monday upheld President Trump’s temporary bans on travelers from all these six Muslim-majority countries and all refugees and agreed to hear his appeals in the closely watched legal battle that brings cheer to Trump administration for the first time since it took over on January 20, 2017.

The court granted parts of his administration’s emergency request to put the order into effect immediately while the legal battle continues. It said the travel ban will go into effect “with respect to foreign nationals who lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”

The Supreme Court however allowed the lower-court injunctions against the ban pertaining to people in the United States who have relatives as foreign nationals abroad and whose rights might be affected if those foreigners were excluded from entry.

 

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