Ruling in travel ban leaves myriad questions unanswered

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Supreme Court Could Rule On Travel Ban

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that President Trump's second executive order, Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States, issued on March 6, 2017, could go into effect, except for plaintiffs who have a "bona fide relationship" with an American citizen.

Dershowitz, who said he does not support Trump's order as a matter of policy, predicted SCOTUS will "generally support" the president's broad authority to control immigration into the USA with exceptions similar to the ones the court carved out yesterday for people with "credible claim of a bona fide relationship" with people or organizations in the country.

The State Department said it would begin enforcing the travel ban "in a professional, organised and timely way" within 72 hours, in line with a memorandum signed by Trump earlier this month.

A 120-day ban on refugees is also being allowed to take effect.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday said President Trump can prohibit some immigration and agreed to hear arguments on his travel ban in October. As it turned out, those courts overstepped their authority in summarily dealing with the executive branch, as dissenting conservative judges on both appeals courts had predicted.

"The hope is that this really only impacts a very small number of people", said Becca Heller, director of the International Refugee Assistance Project.

The court made clear that nonprofits may not initiate contact with foreign nationals from the banned countries to secure their entry into the country, but left open is whether previous contact between refugees and resettlement agencies in the United States counts as sufficiently "bona fide".

The Supreme Court unanimously said the lower courts were wrong and allowed the ban to be implemented immediately with some restrictions.

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Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson says he's disappointed that the Supreme Court upheld portions of Trump's travel ban. The Supreme Court's decision also gave a green light to that study.

Who remains blocked from coming to the United States after the court's ruling?

Justice Clarence Thomas, writing on behalf of Justices Neil Gorsuch and Samuel Alito, said the entire travel order should be implemented because the partial implementation is not enforceable.

Those who lack a "bona fide relationship" with a person or entity in the US. He says he had to go through a lot of vetting to get into the country, and he thinks the ban targets the wrong people.

Despite claims to the contrary from the administration - the reality is that refugees are already subjected to the highest level of security screening, undergoing multiple background checks before they ever enter our country.

The proposed ban affects six Middle Eastern countries that have links to the promotion of terrorism or where terrorists have a large presence: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

The Supreme Court re-instated President Trump's travel ban, in part, and will hear the case in October. The ban against citizens in six majority-Muslim countries is still on hold as applied to non-citizens with bona fide relationships in the U.S. Noting that there were no required "findings" that the "entry of the excluded classes would be detrimental to the interests of the United States", the Court stated that "immigration, even for the President, is not a one-person show".

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