Murkiness follows Supreme Court's action on travel ban

Ausiliatrice Cristiano
Giugno 27, 2017

Fox News' Shannon Bream joins Roe Conn and Anna Davlantes to talk about the latest with President Trump's Travel Ban and the Supreme Court's decision to hear the case while allowing portions to be implemented until their hearing in October.

On March 15 it was blocked.

"As president, I can not allow people into our country who want to do us harm".

Unlike the lower circuit courts that imposed stays and temporary restraining orders on the executive order, the Supreme Court didn't look at Trump's comments and tweets about Muslims.

Trump's order embodied his "America First" nationalist message and reflected his views of the dangers posed to the United States by certain immigrants and visitors.

But anyone else from the six listed countries - Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen - who do not have such connections to the USA will be subject to the temporary travel ban.

In a statement released after the ruling, President Donald Trump called it "a clear victory for our national security". "I want people who can love the United States and all of its citizens, and who will be hardworking and productive", Trump added. "These identified reasons do not support the conclusion that the entry of nationals from the six designated countries would be harmful to our national interests".

There is likely to be further litigation over who is covered by the ban based on the Supreme Court action. Eventually, people likely will be barred from boarding planes to the USA, he said.

With Monday's court order, the travel ban is expected to go into effect in 72 hours in accordance with an earlier White House memo saying that such a delay would "ensure an orderly and proper implementation".

"It's going to be very important for us over this intervening period to make sure the government abides by the terms of the order and does not try to use it as a back door into implementing the full-scale Muslim ban that it's been seeking to implement throughout the presidency", said Omar Jadwat of the American Civil Liberties Union, which represents some of the challengers. Chin says the decision is a partial victory for Hawaii because it allows people such as university students and relatives of US citizens to enter the country. Refugees "in transit" and already approved would have been able to travel to the United States under the executive order. The Supreme Court has asked for more arguments about whether the challenges to the travel restriction became moot in June. The four liberal justices were silent.

Trump appears to see the court order as a big victory.

Still, Thomas, Alito and Gorsuch found that guidance confusing and unworkable.

On Monday, the court said it would hear the appeals of two cases that had resulted from the travel ban, which aimed to keep the citizens from six predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States for 90 days and all refugees for 120 days. "I predict chaos at the border and new lawsuits as foreign nationals and refugees argue that they are entitled to enter the United States".

Trump issued the order amid rising global concern about attacks carried out by Islamist militants like those in Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin and other cities.

The justices partly agreed with Trump and his lawyers, who argued the Constitution and federal immigration laws give the chief executive broad power to restrict or suspend the entry of foreign individuals or groups into this country.

For the tech industry, which filed legal briefs in those lower courts opposing the ban, the decision once again raised alarms about the potential fallout of the ban.

When the Trump administration rolled out the President's first executive order in January, bedlam ensued nearly immediately as foreigners from seven predominately Muslim countries tried to enter the U.S., only to be turned away at the border or separated from loved ones overseas. It also explicitly exempted residents and visa holders, and it removed language of preferential treatment to religious minorities of the majority-Muslim nations.

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