The Supreme Court backed President Trump on Wednesday, allowing strict enforcement of his ban on refugees and immigrants seeking to enter the United States from six Muslim-majority nations until the court hears oral arguments later this year.
While defending the President’s executive order, the justices did decide to keep a lower-court’s ruling in place, permitting grand-parents and other relatives to enter the US if they can prove “substantial relationships” with those already residing in the country.
The decision was a harsh rebuke to Hawaii’s U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson who ruled last week that refugees already working with resettlement agencies and other third-party organizations must be allowed in to the United States; effectively stopping nearly 24,000 refugees from entering the country.
The Supreme Court’s ruling allows President Trump’s travel ban to continue, barring immigrants from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen for three months and all refugees for 120 days.
The justices said the ruling should now be considered by the federal appears court in San Francisco.
Reported by: Hannity – Fox News