The U.S. Supreme Court Enforces Travel Ban On Six Countries
Written by: Faizur Rahman - December 5, 2017
On Monday, the Supreme Court approved the U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban. The Supreme Court allowed the ban to go into full effect though legal challenges continue in lower Courts. The travel ban is enforced on the residents of six Muslim countries.
Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen are the six countries affected by the travel ban.
Though two Liberal Judges opposed the ban, the nine member Court approved President Trump’s ideas. The approval allowed the two injunctions imposed by lower Courts partially blocking the ban to be lifted.
President Trump promised the total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States. The U.S. President Trump stated the travel ban is needed to protect the United States from terrorism by Islamic Militants.
On Twitter last week President Trump shared a few anti Muslim videos posted by a far right Leader from a British party. The far right is a self proclaimed White Nationalist Organization that oppose non white and Muslim immigration.
Regarding President Trump’s recent tweet, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Lawyer Omar Jadwat said, “President Trump’s anti Muslim prejudice is no secret. He has repeatedly confirmed it, including just last week on Twitter.”
“It’s unfortunate that the full ban can move forward for now, but this order does not address the merits of our claims. We continue to stand for freedom, equality and for those who are unfairly being separated from their loved ones,” Omar Jadwat added.
The ACLU and the State of Hawaii challenged the ban in separate lawsuits. Both the challengers said, “The travel ban discriminates against Muslims in violation of the U.S. Constitution and is not permissible under the immigration laws.”
The Trump administration argued the President has broad authority to decide who can come into the United States. The expanded ban violates a law forbidding the Government from discriminating based on Nationality when issuing immigrant visas.
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