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The Supreme Court Just Handed Trump His First 'Travel Ban' Win

The Supreme Court partially lifted lower courts' injunctions on the so-called travel ban. The justices will hear the case next term.
Posted at 1:15 PM, Jun 26, 2017

The Supreme Court gave President Donald Trump a win: The so-called travel ban is back — kind of.

That "travel ban" refers to an executive order that temporarily bans people from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. In a decision handed down Monday morning, the court partially lifted the injunctions that blocked the administration's controversial order.

Here's where the "partially" part comes in. The court's ruling narrows the scope of the lower courts' injunctions. The administration can't ban "foreign nationals who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States."

So, for example, if travelers from one of those six countries have a family member in the U.S., they are free to visit. The ruling also uses students attending the University of Hawaii as an example of those with an established relationship with the U.S.

The Supreme Court will hear the case in the fall, and the partial reinstatement goes into effect immediately.

Trump released a statement shortly after the decision was announced, saying: "Today's unanimous Supreme Court decision is a clear victory for our national security. ... As President, I cannot allow people into our country who want to do us harm. I want people who can love the United States and all of its citizens, and who will be hardworking and productive."