Trump Asks US Supreme Court to Restore Refugee Travel Ban

Trump Asks US Supreme Court to Restore Refugee Travel Ban

Trump Asks US Supreme Court to Restore Refugee Travel Ban

Kennedy ordered challengers to the administration's refugee ban to submit written arguments in support of the lower court ruling by midday Tuesday.

The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court on Monday to put on hold a federal appeals court ruling from last week that narrowed the scope of the travel ban as it applies to a certain class of refugees. It is not yet clear what effect, if any, that will have on the Supreme Court's consideration of the case.

Trump's Muslim Ban order has two relevant parts.

Now with this, those who have family members in the USA or have a job, or are enrolled in American Universities can not be barred from entering the States.

Although the 9th Circuit also prohibited the government from banning relatives of someone in the United States, the Justice Department focused exclusively on removing the Appeals Court's protection of refugees who received formal assurance from resettlement entities.

Although Trump initially coupled this refugee ban with his broader Muslim Ban, Kennedy's order still leaves several previous court decisions limiting the Muslim Ban in place.

The arguments hinged on a stipulation in the travel ban that refugees in the pipeline can only be accepted if they have a "bona fide relationship" with a United States individual or entity.

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What isn't settled is a lower court order protecting refugees who do not have close family members in the United States. But the Supreme Court refused to go along with the administration's view that it could keep out grandparents, cousins and some other family members.

That ruling upheld a district court's order.

The administration told the court Monday said that changing the way it enforces the policy on refugees would allow "admission of refugees who have no connection to the United States independent of the refugee-admission process itself".

If implemented, Wall argued, the 9th Circuit's orders would result in "precisely the type of uncertainty and confusion that the government has worked diligently to avoid" in its implementation of the order so far.

The six countries included in the general travel ban are Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Yemen.

The Supreme Court in June allowed that ban to continue while it considers arguments over whether the action is constitutional.

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