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Supreme court backs Trump on travel ban targeting Muslim-majority nations

30 June 2018

"Once again, this conservative-majority court sided with anti-worker forces and issued a ruling created to undermine public sector unions".

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY says Trump's travel ban "doesn't make us safer, and the Supreme Court's ruling doesn't make it right". "The Supreme Court has upheld the clear authority of the President to defend the national security of the United States". "At a minimum, we have to make sure that we vet people coming into the country", the Republican president said, referring in a statement to "this era of worldwide terrorism and extremist movements bent on harming innocent civilians".

"For my family, personally, and my uncle who was first person to come to the United States, who came here seeking political asylum, it's a real disappointment to put it mildly that a country that had welcomed him previously with open arms is now closing the door to Muslim families", said Leila Amirhamzeh, 41, of New Jersey, which is home to one of the country's largest Muslim populations.

People arrive at John F. Kennedy (JFK) global airport following an announcment by the Supreme Court that it will take President Donald Trump's travel ban case later in the year on June 26, 2017 in New York City. Our country will always be safe, secure, and protected on my watch. While the forcible relocation of Japanese-American citizens to concentration camps was "objectively unlawful" and "morally repugnant", Roberts argued, "it is wholly inapt to liken that" to the travel ban, which he described as a "facially neutral policy denying certain foreign nationals the privilege of admission".

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The travel ban has been in place since December, when the justices stopped lower court decisions that had blocked part of it from being enforced.

Every appellate court that had considered the injunctions of this and the two prior iterations of President Trump's Muslim bans-including the Fourth Circuit in International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) v. Trump, in which the IRAP is a named plaintiff and co-counsel-had upheld the injunctions. It restricts entry from seven countries, though some very slightly, like Venezuela.

The court's decision came in the third version of the ban, which affects almost 150 million residents of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Mr Trump, as a candidate, had called for "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States". A dissenting liberal justice said the court was making a historic mistake by refusing to recognize that the ban discriminates against Muslims.

In a dissent she summarized aloud in court, Justice Sonia Sotomayor said, "History will not look kindly on the court's misguided decision today, nor should it". It means that the current ban can remain in effect and that Trump could potentially add more countries.

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I have reason to suspect that the press isn't exactly thrilled over the Supreme Court upholding President Trump's travel ban.

The ruling was along partisan lines, with Chief Justice John Roberts writing for the conservative majority. "The Proclamation is squarely within the scope of Presidential authority under the [Immigration and Nationality Act]", Roberts wrote, standing by Trump's "substantial power" to regulate immigration.

Christopher Richardson, a U.S. diplomat from 2011 to 2018 who most recently served at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, stated in an affidavit in federal court this month that consular officers were not authorized to issue waivers on their own.

The ban, according to a NY times report, set limits on 7 Muslim nations President Trump reportedly chose.

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The president's tweets, campaign speeches and statements-as well as those of his advisers-were, after all, "at the heart of plaintiffs' case" that the president's executive order violated the First Amendment's establishment clause, as the majority opinion reads. "And we are going to need to show how wrong this court was to totally ignore the anti-Muslim statements by this president, and to totally ignore that we are a country of checks and balances".

Supreme court backs Trump on travel ban targeting Muslim-majority nations