Monday, September 11, 2017
Supreme Court Temporarily RESTORES Trump’s Travel Ban
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed with a request from the Trump administrationand blocked a federal appeals court ruling temporarily lifting restrictions on the president’s travel ban.
In a one-page decision signed by Judge Anthony Kennedy, the high court temporarily blocked a decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals last week that stopped the government from prohibiting refugees from entering if a resettlement agency in the US has agreed to take them in.
The order puts the appeal court’s ruling on hold until those challenging the ban can submit written arguments by Tuesday afternoon.
Trump administration lawyers challenged that ruling but not the president’s temporary ban on visitors from six mostly Muslim countries.
The Supreme Court in June allowed that ban to continue while it considers arguments over whether the action is constitutional. A hearing is scheduled for Oct. 10.
Trump administration lawyers told justices Monday that changing the way it enforces the policy on refugees would allow “admission of refugees who have no connection to the United States independent of the refugee-admission process itself.”
The appeals court decision, which affects about 24,000 refugees, could take effect Tuesday.