The Supreme Court has ruled that a temporary ban on travel to the United States by citizens of six countries can be fully implemented effective immediately.
The ‘Trump Travel Ban’ has been fought tooth and nail by activists and left-wing judges, but it now has the stamp of approval from the highest court in the United States.
The AP reports –
The justices, with two dissenting votes, said Monday that the policy can take full effect even as legal challenges against it make their way through the courts. The action suggests the high court could uphold the latest version of the ban that Trump announced in September.
The ban applies to travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Lower courts had said people from those nations with a claim of a “bona fide” relationship with someone in the United States could not be kept out of the country. Grandparents, cousins and other relatives were among those courts said could not be excluded.
BREAKING: Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban affecting residents of six mostly Muslim countries.
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 4, 2017
The nations on the list were originally identified by the Obama administration as being very high risk failed states or jihadist hotbeds.
This is a developing story.