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Supreme Court Limits Impact Of Trump’s Anti-Muslim Travel Ban

June 26, 2017

The half-loaf approach to politics.  

In the fall the case takes on the issue of the constitutionality of the order.  That is all important.

Let’s be clear: Trump’s so-called “travel ban” is a ban that targets Muslims.  Allowing the ban to go into effect would green light religious discrimination and it would devastate families across this country, who would be separated from their loved ones based on Trump’s belief that their religion “hates us.”

But the Supreme Court did limit the scope of implementing the ban signed in March. The justices ruled that the Trump administration could not enforce the ban against foreign nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen or refugees from around the world who have a credible claim of a close familial relationship with a person or entity in the United States.

That would include those seeking to enter the country to live with or visit a family member, the court wrote in a decision issued in a way that does not attribute it to any particular justice. Students who have been admitted to a university in the United States, a worker who accepted employment from an American company or a lecturer invited to address an American audience will also be admitted under the court’s ruling.

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