USA top court backs Trump's travel ban

Rep. Salud Carbajal, right speaks to protesters outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Tuesday

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 that banning entrants to the United States from a list of mostly Muslim countries does not violate the Constitution. The version of the travel ban at issue was the third iteration, and applies to travellers from North Korea and five mainly Muslim nations -Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen - or about 150 million people. Trump could potentially add more countries to the ban.

Booker, who just returned from the southern border with Mexico, decried Trump's recently rescinded policy of separating migrant families.

As for the plaintiffs' claim that President Trump discriminated against Muslims in violation of the Constitution's Establishment Clause, the majority opinion simply found that the proclamation had at least a plausible relation to its stated national security objective, and there was no more to do.

The challengers had argued that the policy was motivated by Trump's enmity toward Muslims and urged courts to take into account his inflammatory comments during the 2016 presidential campaign.

"We express no view on the soundness of the policy", Roberts wrote. For example, Yemenis-who must travel to Djibouti to have their visas processed because there is no USA embassy in Yemen-are now stuck in a foreign country, unable to return home or to reunite with family in the United States.

Even as he rejected the parallels to the travel ban, though, Roberts took the opportunity to expressly disavow the high court's 74-year-old decision.

The travel ban's stated goals of preventing entry to the US of people who can not be adequately vetted and inducing other countries to improve their security practices provided legitimate justifications, Roberts wrote.

Some civil liberties groups and immigration advocates likened the ruling to a 1944 Supreme Court decision upholding an executive order that required Americans of Japanese ancestry to be sent to detention camps.

Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling resolved one question, whether the Hawaii judge's order to block enforcement should go back into effect or be overturned, and the justices threw the order out.

"The proclamation does not exceed any textual limit on the president's authority", wrote Chief Justice John Roberts in the majority opinion, capping a battle that began just days after Trump took office in January 2017.

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Top Democratic leaders in Congress are united against the Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Donald Trump's travel ban on visitors from predominantly Muslim countries.

But keep in mind that Trump openly campaigned on some version of a travel ban.

"Of course, I don't agree with the Supreme Court ruling but I'm a realist when it comes to legislation on the floor of the Senate and the House", he told CNN. The vote for the ban was 5 to 4, with conservative members of the court casting a winning majority.

That's why I was put here, he said.

The ban allows for waivers on a case-by-case basis, but applicants who can not afford an attorney to go through the waiver process will likely be unable to immigrate to the United States, immigration advocates say.

"While this decision doesn't address the separate and equally harmful ban on refugees, it cruelly traps people in conflict-afflicted countries and prevents them from seeking safety in the United States or being reunited with family", CNN quoted Mace as saying in a statement. "The text says nothing about religion", he wrote.

Many would have also argued that the Japanese exclusion orders were "facially neutral" and we remind the court that Executive Order 9066 did not specify Japanese or Japanese Americans and was used to target small numbers of Germans and Italians.

But the Supreme Court came to a different conclusion Tuesday.

The Supreme Court's ruling could also embolden the president to carry out further border and immigration restrictions, analysts said. Roberts said that law grants "ample power" to the president on "decisions whether and when to suspend entry, whose entry to suspend, for how long, and on what conditions".

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