The members of the U.S. Supreme Court on June 1, 2017, in Washington, D.C.  (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
The members of the U.S. Supreme Court on June 1, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

On Monday the Supreme Court announced that it would hear President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban and decide whether the president can prevent travel to the U.S. from six mostly Muslim countries.


As expected, the president, who has the moral compass of a teenage boy, took to Twitter (because nothing says “leader of the free world” like a president who posts on social media) to take a victory lap after hearing of the decision.


According to the New York Times, the Supreme Court would decide if the country should uphold the president’s executive order, which would limit “travel from six mostly Muslim countries for 90 days and [suspend] the nation’s refugee program for 120 days.”

Two federal appeals courts previously blocked parts of the president’s order, which was handed down in March.

The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to stop the lower court ruling until it had ruled on the case. In an unsigned opinion, the high court agreed to stay part of the lower court’s decision until it forms a ruling.

“The justices, in effect, said that foreigners with ties or relationships in the United States would not be prohibited from entering the country. But, those applying for visas who had never been here, or had no family, business or other ties could be prohibited,” the Times reports.


CNN reports that in as little as 72 hours, people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen could be banned from entering the U.S. for 90 days—unless they have a “bona fide” relationship exception.

Bona fide relationships could include some student visas or being an employee who has accepted a job with a company in the U.S., the court said, according to CNN.


“As president, I cannot allow people into our country who want to do us harm,” Trump added in a statement, CNN reports. “I want people who can love the United States and all of its citizens, and who will be hardworking and productive.”

Read more at the New York Times and CNN.

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