President Donald Trump and his administration’s signature immigration policy initiative has just received another victory, now that the U.S. Supreme Court stayed a lower court ruling which narrowed enforcement of the travel ban.
And now, as a result of the order, around 25,000 refugees are blocked from resettlement in the U.S. temporarily. The dispute revolved around the reach of the high court’s ruling from back in June, which then allowed the president’s order to only take a partial effect. Despite the ruling allowing the commander-in-chief to suspend the Department of State’s refuge resettlement program for 120 days, it also gives refugees with a “bona fide” relationship to a person in the U.S. to be permitted entry.
The Trump administration also concluded in establishing guidance for enforcement of the travel ban, that refugees which had received assurances of assistance from resettlement agencies in the U.S. didn’t have a strong relationship with a U.S. entity to warrant an exemption from the ban. The guidance was of course, not taken well by liberal protesters and anti-Trump hate groups.
Just last Thursday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals made headlines when they ruled against the administration, thus prompting the DOJ to appeal to the Supreme Court. Despite being temporary, this is another huge win for the administration and Trump himself. The justices on the other hand will hear argument on the merits of the president’s travel ban this October.