Trump's Partial Victory on Travel Ban

On Monday President Donald Trump was handed over a victory when the U.S. Supreme Court revived parts of a travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries that he said is needed for national security but that opponents decry as discriminatory.

The Supreme Court's opinion paves the way for ban to go into effect in as little as 72 hours. Equally unclear is how many foreigners will be affected from the six countries: Syria, Sudan, Iran, Yemen, Libya and Somalia. However, the Supreme Court of the United States declared that the government can not ban people if they have a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.

These consolidated actions will be set for oral argument when the Court returns from its summer recess in October. "It is the moral imperative of our nation to provide a place of refuge for those seeking safety from war and oppression - an obligation we must continue to meet".

Trump's original order barred entry from all citizens of those countries and also established a 120-day moratorium in the United State's refugee resettlement program.

The limited reinstatement of the travel ban is anticipated to take effect on or about June 29, 2017. These scenarios include: a foreign national who has "a close familial relationship" with an individual in the United States; a worker who has accepted an offer of employment from a USA company or a lecturer who has been invited to address a US audience; and a student who has been admitted to a US university.

Former Speaker Newt Gingrich on Tuesday said the Supreme Court's decision to reinstate part of President Trump's travel ban shows Trump was "right". "Restricting travel from six majority Muslim countries for 90 days and suspending the country's refugee program for 120 days, the latest version only effects people without any connections to the U.S.".

"It's the most routinely overturned court in the United States".

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"Minutes after the ruling, both sides were fighting over what that meant".

The travel ban had been blocked by two lower courts, which ruled that Trump abused his authority and discriminated against Muslims as a religious minority by issuing the ban by executive order.

"Both sides are gearing up for what's next".

Mr Trump tweeted: "Great day for America's future Security and Safety, courtesy of the U.S. Supreme Court". The Administrative may therefore begin to enforce the Executive Order as against those individuals lacking such a relationship.

There's a reason for these wildly differing takes: The decision itself is confusing and ambiguous.

"It leaves open a number of questions of interpretation and implementation", said Kate Shaw, ABC News' Supreme Court contributor. But it doesn't make much sense as a matter of law.

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