Supreme Court Allows President Trump's Travel Ban

The Supreme Court this week granted President Trump's request to enforce his revised travel ban while the legal challenges to it are considered in lower courts, reports The Washington Post and Inside Higher Ed. 

The latest ban, announced in September, bars all travel by residents of six mostly Muslim countries (Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Chad, Somalia) plus North Korea and Venezuela, and imposes varying entry restrictions or enhanced vetting requirements on nonimmigrant travelers, including visiting students and scholars, from the affected nations, Inside Higher Ed reported.

In October, federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland separately issued injunctions blocking enforcement of Trump's ban.

In a written statement, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the recent Supreme Court move is "a substantial victory for the safety and security of the American people. We are pleased to have defended this order and heartened that a clear majority Supreme Court has allowed the President's lawful proclamation protecting our country's national security to go into full effect. The Constitution gives the President the responsibility and power to protect this country from all threats foreign and domestic, and this order remains vital to accomplishing those goals."

Many higher education leaders have said they oppose a ban, arguing that the restrictions are discriminatory and prevent international students and scholars from certain parts of the world from brining their talents to American campuses, reported Inside Higher Ed.


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