The US Supreme Court allows Donald Trump’s travel ban

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The US Supreme Court allows Donald Trump’s travel ban./Ph. DR

The United States Supreme Court has ruled on Monday, 4th of December, that a ban ordered by Donald Trump on travelers from a number of Muslim countries, known as the travel ban, could be imposed, report AFP and Reuters news agencies.

Signed on December 24, the ban prohibits nationals from six countries whose population is predominantly of Muslim faith from entering the United States : Chad, Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia. It also bans Venezuelan government officials from entering the US soil.

The third version of this controversial restriction was suspended on October 17 by a judge in Hawaii, saying that the text struggled to demonstrate how the authorized entry of more than 150 million foreign nationals from the target countries «would harm the interests of the states». A Maryland judge also blocked the measure. The government appealed these decisions, extending an epic battle in the courts that began in late January.

In its ruling on Monday, the Supreme Court authorized the full implementation of the ban, pending the outcome of the appeal. Two appeal hearings are scheduled this week.

«We are not surprised by today’s Supreme Court decision permitting immediate enforcement of the President’s proclamation limiting travel from countries presenting heightened risks of terrorism,» White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said.

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