TEHRAN (defapress) - The US Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed President Donald Trump's ban on refugees from entering the US to continue.
News ID: 65915
Publish Date: 13September 2017 - 13:17
In a one-sentence order, the top court said it would block a
lower court ruling upending the controversial policy pending "further
order of this Court" one day after it agreed to an emergency request from
the Justice Department to block the appellate ruling.
If the refugee ban had been overridden, roughly 24,000
refugees would have been allowed into the country by November, Anadolu agency
The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments over
the wider travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries on Oct. 10.
In addition to freezing new visas for travelers coming from
Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, the ban also seeks to halt
refugee admittance from countries around the world.
In June, the top court allowed parts of the travel ban to go
into effect while saying those who have a "credible claim of a bona fide
relationship with a person or entity in the United States" should be
The administration and those suing it have quarreled over
what exactly constitutes a "bona fide" relationship.
But last week's Ninth Circuit court ruling said the
government too narrowly limited familial relations and that relatives of those
already in the country could not be prevented from entering the US.
In seeking its emergency request Monday, the government did
not contest that portion of the appellate court's decision.
With the court scheduled to hear arguments early next month,
it is unclear what exactly the case will address. The 90-day visa ban expires
at the end of September, and the refugee ban expires at the end of October.