It's been known that most aspects of Trump's travel ban met a lot of injunctions at the lower courts. In a turn of events, the Supreme Court lifted most of the lower court's' injunctions, which means that the travel ban is here to stay.
Trump's travel ban temporarily restricts citizens from 6 countries to enter the United States. The affected countries are mostly populated by Muslims. The ban also means that the United States will be shutting out most of the refugees from such countries.
However, the Supreme Court ruled that for those coming from such countries that have bona fide relationships with entities or persons in the United States, they are not affected by the ban.
The Supreme Court also added that for refugees that have no relative connection in the United States, the travel ban would come into effect as the court has determined that the nation's security demands a higher priority.
Also, according to the court, the bona fide relationship clause requires "close familial relationships."
After the court's decision, Trump immediately announced that such event is a clear victory for the national security of the United States. Trump also added that as the current president, he simply cannot allow anyone with intentions of doing harm to enter the country. According to Trump, he wants people that will love the country and the citizens.
The countries that are included in the travel ban include Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Iran, and Libya. Individuals who already hold a green card are exempted from the travel ban.
The ban is scheduled to last 90 days. For refugees, the ban is scheduled to last 120 days. According to the White House, this is to ensure the accuracy of the vetting process.
During the campaign period, Trump repeatedly announced that he will instill a travel ban on all Muslims trying to get into the United States. Detractors of the ban were quick to point out that targeting Muslims is unconstitutional.
Keep in mind that the previous version of the travel ban also included a ban for citizens coming from Iraq. It also did not feature exemptions for green card holders. Furthermore, it featured stricter standards when it comes to Syrian refugees.
When the earlier version of the ban was introduced in March, Trump announced that it would come into effect after 10 days. After the Supreme Court's approval, Trump announced that it would be implemented in three days.
During the early days of the month, Trump was noted to have unleashed a tweetstorm, defending the travel ban. Some of the supporters of the ban discouraged Trump from tweeting, claiming it would only hurt its chances as it goes through the court. Sure enough, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals used one of his tweets to favor ruling against the travel ban.
After the recent London terrorist attack, Trump pointed out that the country needs a "TRAVEL BAN" and not a politically correct phrase that won't protect the citizens of the United States.