Supreme Court Approves Trump's Travel Ban Of 6 Majority Muslim Nations
This latest iteration of the ban now includes North Korea and Venezuela.
December 05, 2017 at 2:22 pm
In a surprising move, the U.S. Supreme Court has approved President Donald Trump's travel ban that would restrict those coming from six majority Muslim nations from entering the United States.
According to NBC News, the court lifted the rulings from lower courts that had exempted certain family members of people in the United States from the travel limits — including grandparents, grandchildren, brothers- and sisters-in-law, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews and cousins.
The federal government is now free to enforce the ban with little to no interference. Only two members of the court voted against the ruling while the other seven were in favor.
Previous countries listed in the older versions of the ban – Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen – are still in but the newer iteration will lift restrictions on visitors from the Sudan. And now they will add new limits on visitors and immigrants from the African nation of Chad, North Korea and Venezuela.
Twitter users voiced their displeasure of the latest news, pointing out that the worst and most violent terror attacks have been carried out by white males. And the ACLU along with others offered solace to Muslims who may be affected by this latest ban.
To Muslims in the United States, those kept apart from loved ones by the ban, and everyone who cherishes religious equality, we stand with you. We continue to fight for freedom and equality and for those who are unfairly being separated from their loved ones. #NoMuslimBanEver— ACLU (@ACLU) December 4, 2017
America had record breaking mass shootings this year, committed by white men, but god forbid anyone from a Muslim country wants to come to America and start a new life. #NoMuslimBanEver— Denizcan James (@MrFilmkritik) December 4, 2017
User Brian Krassenstein noticed that the ban does not include nations that sponsor the most terror and that feature foreign-born terrorists. This tweet undermines the Trump administration's real goals.
Top 5 Foreign-Born Terrorist Countries of Origin, 1975-2015— Brian Krassenstein🐬 (@krassenstein) December 5, 2017
- Saudi Arabia
- United Arab Emirates
Number of these countries on Trump's Travel ban: 0#NoMuslimBanEver
While the ruling will have damning effects in the months to come, the court plans to revisit the issue next year.