US Supreme Court partially reinstates Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court on Monday partially reinstated President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban targeting citizens from six predominantly Muslim countries, before examining the case in full this autumn.
The Trump administration’s ban — put on hold by lower court rulings — can be enforced for travellers from the targeted countries “who lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States,” until the court hears the case in October, the justices ruled.
The court tempered its ruling by saying the ban could not be implemented for now against people who have personal links to the United States, citing the examples of foreign nationals wishing to visit family or students accepted to attend a university.
But the Supreme Court’s decision nonetheless marks a win for the Republican leader, who has insisted the ban is necessary for national security, despite criticism that it singles out Muslims in violation of the US constitution. President Trump hailed Supreme Court ruling as a victory for national security.
“Today’s unanimous Supreme Court decision is a clear victory for our national security,” Trump said in a statement.