25th Apr 2018
Have you heard about Trump’s “immigration travel ban?” If you haven’t then you should definitely catch up because the Supreme Court is now showing support for it.
Basically, while there is a lot more to it, what the Trump expects to accomplish with this travel ban is to prevent Muslims, who have been long-regarded by the US president as “terrorists” from entering the US.
The Travel Ban is an executive order signed by Trump last January 27, 2017 which puts a halt to all refugee admissions in all states across the US and also a temporary bar on people from seven Muslim countries from entering the United States. The order suspends the US refugee admission program for 120 days and an indefinite ban on all Syrian refugees. Additionally, people coming from the seven muslim countries of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen face a 90-day visa suspension.
To quote Trump himself: “This is not about religion – this is about terror and keeping our country safe. There are over 40 different countries worldwide that are majority Muslim that are not affected by this order.”
WASHINGTON – A divided Supreme Court gave President Trump’s immigration travel ban a better reception Wednesday than it’s received in lower courts over the past 15 months, raising the chances that it will uphold restrictions on travelers from five predominantly Muslim countries.