We’re sure it’s just a matter of time before Donald hops his happy orange azz on Twitter to pat himself on the back for his “accomplishment”.
According to the WashingtonPost, the Supreme Court has ruled to allow significant portions of Donald’s Muslim-targeting travel ban to take effect. In the fall, the court will decide more broadly on the President’s power to restrict immigration based on religion.
The court did add a caveat, however:
The court made an important exception: it said the ban “may not be enforced against foreign nationals who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”
In the unsigned opinion, the court said that a foreign national who wants to visit or live with a family member would have such a relationship, and so would students from the designated countries — Libya, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — who were admitted to an American university.
Not that this is anything to cheer about, but at least students can feel some relief that they will be allowed to move freely without impunity.
What this ultimately means is that in 72 hours, there will be a 120-day restriction on all refugees who are attempting to enter the U.S. as well as a strict ban on travel from the 6 aforementioned countries into the states.
The ruling also gives “executive officials” power to decide if a foreign nationals relationship to an American entity is sufficient enough to make an exception.
Sounds like we can expect more protests and demonstrations in cities and airports around the country. If you’ve made travel plans to go anywhere, foreign or domestic, you might want to read some liter-, reconsider.