Trump travel ban gets SCOTUS greenlight

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The sudden announcement Monday afternoon of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to allow the Trump Administration's third travel ban to take effect did not spark the same panic on college campuses that the first travel ban did. "Nearly a year after we rallied at JFK in response to the first Muslim ban, we will continue to fight Trump's plan to turn bigotry into policy and resist this latest assault on our liberties just as we have every day since Trump took office", Choi said.

Deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley released a statement saying the White House is not surprised: "The proclamation is lawful and essential to protecting our homeland".

Lifting the injunctions does not mean that the legal battle is over. They predicted the court would eventually uphold the order so the justices should permit the order to go into full effect without further delay.

Two appeals courts, the 9th and 4th circuits, are scheduled to hear arguments in separate cases challenging the travel ban this week.

The Trump administration said the president put the latest restrictions in place after a worldwide review of the ability of each country in the world to issue reliable passports and share data with the United States.

The order is currently working its way through the lower courts, and the high court will still likely rule on its legality once the new version reaches their docket.

The administration argues that a president has broad authority to decide who can come into the United States, but detractors say the expanded ban violates a law forbidding the government from discriminating based on nationality when issuing immigrant visas.

Retired engineer John Wider, 59, is greeted by a supporter of President Donald Trump as he holds up a sign reading "Welcome Refugees" at the international arrivals terminal at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California June 29, 2017.

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If a writ of certiorari is sought and the Court denies the petition, this order shall terminate automatically. The government has maintained that the president has broad constitutional and statutory authority on matters of immigration and national security.

KELLY: Well, what kind of reaction are you hearing from people who have opposed the travel ban? The Republican president has said the travel ban is needed to protect the United States from terrorism by Islamic militants. The director of the ACLU's Immigrants' Rights Project, Omar Jadwat, says, quote, "President Trump's anti-Muslim prejudice is no secret", end quote.