The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is allowing President Donald Trump’s travel ban to take partial effect. The ban affects people from six majority Muslim nations: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen.
According to the CBC, the court’s decision allows enforcement of the ban provided that people from those countries do not have a “credible lack of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States. They will hear full arguments in October.
Trump applauded the ruling in a statement. “Today’s ruling allows me to use an important tool for protecting our nation’s homeland,” he said. This is the third attempt to bring in a travel ban. He initially issued an executive order in January, and had it defeated by the courts.
In February he issued a second travel ban which had been defeated by the appeals court. A Richmond Virginia appeals court said it was “rooted in religious animus towards Muslims. A San Francisco appeals court said it didn’t comply with US Immigration laws.
Trump issued the current travel ban in March.