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Murkiness follows Supreme Court's action on travel ban

Murkiness follows Supreme Court's action on travel ban

The President - perhaps looking ahead to a potential court victory - signed a memorandum earlier this month directing administration officials to begin implementation of the permitted parts of the travel ban 72 hours after the court gives the okay. Challengers to the ban said it would harm people who have legitimate reasons to be in the USA - including through family ties, work and education.

That's no minor exception, according to immigrant groups, who say relatively few people come to the USA from the affected countries without such close ties.

So whom, exactly, will the travel ban now bar from the country? The measures spelled out in the order are meant to be temporary while the government reviews its security procedures.

TOTENBERG: That said, the court's action today leaves the justices a lot of wiggle room. From the day Trump's first executive order was blocked by the courts in February ("Trump's "Clear Defeat" On Immigration" - Newsweek) to the latest appeals court ruling two weeks ago ("9th Circuit deals Trump travel ban another defeat" - CNN), we've been told that Trump was pushing some zany, xenophobic scheme that had no chance of becoming law.

Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU's Immigrants' Rights Project, called the travel ban unconstitutional, saying, "Courts have repeatedly blocked this indefensible and discriminatory ban".

SHAPIRO: And Nina will have more about the final session of the Supreme Court term tomorrow morning.

That would include students who have been admitted to a United States school and workers who have accepted an offer of employment from an American company, the court said. For people who want to come to the United States to work or study, "the relationship must be formal, documented and formed in the ordinary course, not for the objective of evading" the travel ban.

"My number one responsibility as Commander in Chief is to keep the American people safe".

UC Irvine School of Law Professor Rick Hasen took a similar view, arguing the ruling sets the case on a trajectory for dismissal for mootness while preserving the president's general prerogatives. I am also particularly gratified that the Supreme Court's decision was 9-0.

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In the immediate aftermath of the ruling, court-watchers in the legal academy characterized the decision as something of a political compromise, a settlement brokered by the so-called "institutionalist" justices affording some good news to each litigant.

Justice Clarence Thomas issued a warning about creating such an arrangement, warning that a "flood of litigation" will soon follow as the administration tries to walk the line established by the Supreme Court.

An global passenger arrives at Washington Dulles worldwide Airport after the U.S. Supreme Court granted parts of the Trump administration's emergency request to put its travel ban into effect pending further judicial review, on Monday. But they could win a narrower victory for those with USA sponsors, and the fact that they have finally made it to the Supreme Court will give them the opportunity to make the justices deal directly with the letter of the law. On Feb. 2, the Trump administration eased the restrictions for green card holders specifically. Thus the court said the government is not free to ban visas for a mother visiting her son or a worker offered a job or a student admitted to a university, to cite just a few examples.

"We believe it will not help in confronting terrorism and extremism, but rather will increase the feeling among the nationals of these countries that they are all being targeted, especially given that Yemen is an active partner of the United States in the war on terrorism and that there are joint operations against terrorist elements in Yemen", he said.

Part of the reason, Martin said, is the case-by-case waiver process that was already envisioned in the executive order.

The appellate judges weren't directly ruling on the merits of the travel ban itself. He does. What the court still has to decide is whether he went too far.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals looked extensively at whether the travel ban violated the Constitution by discriminating on the basis of religion.

Karen Tumlin, legal director of the National Immigration Law Center, said advocates for refugees and other immigrants would urge the justices this fall to lift the president's travel ban for everyone seeking to come to the United States.

The fact the justices issued a unanimous opinion is news in and of itself. But that argument did not prevail. Thomas said the government's interest in preserving national security outweighs any hardship to people denied entry into the country. A federal court blocked it about a week later.


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