The Trump administration just got a victory from the Supreme Court which decided on Monday to take key parts of the controversial travel ban and reinstatement them.
SCOTUS also promised to hear full arguments on the ban sometime this fall. The ban is for six different Muslim-majority nations and was designed to both protect our country from potential jihadis coming over and carrying out attacks, as well as motivating these governments to take more action against terror groups.
According to Fox News, The court’s decision means the justices will now wade into the biggest legal controversy of the Trump administration — the president’s order temporarily restricting travel, which even Trump has termed a “travel ban.” The court made clear that a limited version of the policy can be enforced for now.
“An American individual or entity that has a bona fide relationship with a particular person seeking to enter the country as a refugee can legitimately claim concrete hardship if that person is excluded,” the court wrote. “As to these individuals and entities, we do not disturb the injunction. But when it comes to refugees who lack any such connection to the United States, for the reasons we have set out, the balance tips in favor of the Government’s compelling need to provide for the Nation’s security.”
The justices decided to review the broader constitutional issues over executive authority on immigration with oral arguments to be held in the fall.
Trump has been incensed since his original executive order, signed on Jan. 27, was partially blocked by a federal court.
“What is our country coming to when a judge can halt a Homeland Security travel ban and anyone, even with bad intentions can come into U.S.?” Trump tweeted on Feb. 4.
He added on Feb. 11: “Our legal system is broken!”
In early March, Trump issued a revised executive order — which also had key provisions blocked by federal courts.
Trump has been spoiling for the Supreme Court to take up the case and eager to get it out of the hands of what he sees as more liberal appellate judges.
This is good news for the administration and for the American people as it helps our nation to be more secure against the greatest threat to our safety and way of life: radical Islamic terrorism.
Something has to be done, and soon, to put an end to this threat, and precautions like the travel ban are how we start to solve the problem.