Although not being the final ruling from the Supreme Court justices, the overall action says that they will in the near future, fully put the decision in ‘stone’.
There are 6 countries that will wear this ban for the foreseeable future: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Somalia, and Yemen.
The full text of the Executive Order for this Travel Ban is [HERE].
Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a statement Monday evening, calling the court’s decision “a substantial victory for the safety and security of the American people.”
“The Constitution gives the president the responsibility and power to protect this country from all threats foreign and domestic, and this order remains vital to accomplishing those goals,” he said.
Issued in September, the third edition of the travel ban placed varying levels of restrictions on foreign nationals from eight countries: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Somalia and Yemen.
The New York Time
The American Civil Liberties Union, which represents people and groups challenging the ban, said it would continue to argue against the ban as challenges against it in lower appeals courts proceed.
“President Trump’s anti-Muslim prejudice is no secret — he has repeatedly confirmed it, including just last week on Twitter,” said Omar Jadwat, director of the A.C.L.U.’s Immigrants’ Rights Project. “It’s unfortunate that the full ban can move forward for now, but this order does not address the merits of our claims.”
- It brings in a suspension of the US Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days
- There is also an indefinite ban on Syrian refugees
- And anyone arriving from seven Muslim-majority countries – Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen – faces a 90 day visa suspension. Some visa categories, such as diplomats and the UN, are not included in the suspension
- The order also introduces a cap of 50,000 refugees to be accepted in 2017, against a limit of 110,000 set by former President Barack Obama
- Priority will be given to religious minorities facing persecution in their countries. In an interview, Mr Trump singled out Christians in Syria
- Exceptions could be made on a case-by-case basis