US Supreme Court Temporarily Restores Trump's Travel Ban

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US Supreme Court on Monday issued an interim order restoring the travel ban issued by President Donald Trump on March 6. The ban is aimed at travelers from six Muslim countries, particularly refugees. 

The order by Justice Anthony Kennedy puts a lower court ruling on hold till the high court decides on the matter, effectively restoring the travel ban. The Supreme Court will hear arguments on October 10 over the travel ban. 

 

The Supreme Court order will greatly affect some 24,000 refugees due to enter the country on the backing of a federal appeals court order. San Francisco-based appeals court has ruled last week to admit refugees temporarily if a resettlement agency can provide basic services for them. 

The order by Trump imposed a 90-day ban on people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen and a 120-day ban on refugees, claiming more time is needed to assess the vetting procedures to address the terrorist risk.  

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