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Travel ban: Trump hails 'tremendous' Supreme Court ruling

BBC     27th June, 2018 01:20:38 printer

Travel ban: Trump hails 'tremendous' Supreme Court ruling

 

US President Donald Trump has hailed a Supreme Court ruling upholding his travel ban which covers people from several Muslim-majority countries.

 

Lower courts had deemed the ban unconstitutional, but the US top court reversed the decision in a 5-4 conservative majority ruling.

 

At a White House meeting to discuss Mr Trump's proposed border wall he lauded the decision as "a tremendous success".

 

The court's reversal is viewed as a victory for the Trump administration.

 

The ban prohibits most people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen from entering the US.

 

Mr Trump said the Supreme Court decision was a "great victory" for the nation and constitution.

 

Mr Trump said the Supreme Court decision was a "great victory" for the nation and constitution.

 

"We have to be tough and we have to be safe and we have to be secure," the Republican president said in Tuesday's meeting with lawmakers.

 

"The ruling shows that all the attacks from the media and the Democrat politicians were wrong, and they turned out to be very wrong," he added.

 

He added: "If you look at the European Union, they're meeting right now to toughen up their immigration policies because they've been over-run, they've been over-run.

 

"And frankly, a lot of those countries are not the same places anymore."

 

The travel ban, which the Supreme Court allowed to take effect in December, has been widely criticised by refugee and human rights groups.

 

The ban prevents most immigrants, refugees and visa holders from five Muslim-majority countries - Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen - as well as North Korea and Venezuela from entering the US.

 

But the restrictions on North Korea and Venezuela were not part of the legal challenge.

 

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


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