Trump travel ban: Supreme Court rejects restriction on family members

Grandparents and other relatives of United States' residents are excluded from this limitation

The United States' Supreme Court rejected the attempt by the Trump administration to include relatives under the travel ban on people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Wednesday's judicial decision means grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and siblings-in-law of those residing legally within the U.S. are not covered by the 90 day ban on the entry of travelers from said six countries. 

This court decision is the latest action in Trump’s administration. The President, in the past six months, has been trying to shut down the nation’s refugee program and has banned visitors from several Muslim countries. In that moment, the Supreme Court expressed, “there has to be a review of the situation and there will be a response under the rule of law”. For Trump, the idea of the travel ban is to protect the country, but his detractors affirmed that it was unconstitutional. Now the administration feels the support from the highest court in the country to proceed protecting the American people and its territory. There is a last  stop at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to reject or confirm this Supreme Court decision.

Latin American Post | Carlos Eduardo Gomez Avella

Copy edited by Susana Cicchetto 

 

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