Supreme Court rules in favor of Trump travel ban

Supreme Court rules in favor of Trump travel ban

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

The supreme court upholds president Trump's travel ban. It's a deeply divisive 5 to 4 decision which allows the policy to remain in place indefinitely. The court's decision is a major victory in the administrations quest to restrict the flow of immigrants into the U.S. Section 212 of the Immigration and Nationality Act gives the president the permission to suspend entry when it's in the national interest.

The majority ultimately concluded that the proclamation itself is neutral allowing the ban to stand. It upholds travel restrictions on five predominantly Muslim countries; Iran, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Syria. It also includes North Korea and elected office-holders from Venezuela. 

"The proclamation, the travel ban allows for exceptions and waivers," said David Strange, immigration attorney with the Whittenburg law firm. "So a person from one of the targeted countries can nevertheless enter the United States through and exception or a waiver."

People who also previously had a visa can continue to enter the country. The travel ban is indefinite, but the Trump administration indicated that if any of these countries meet the extreme vetting requirements it'll be removed from the list.



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