Breaking: Trump administration asks Supreme Court to lift restrictions on travel ban

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On Monday, the Department of Justice asked the Supreme Court to stay part of last week’s 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling.

The ruling by the 9th Circuit prevents the government from prohibiting refugees that have formal assurances from resettlement agencies, or who are in the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, from entering the U.S.

Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall sent a request to the Supreme Court, saying that part of the ruling is “less stark” than the nullification of the order’s refugee provision.

“Unlike students who have been admitted to study at an American university, workers who have accepted jobs at an American company, and lecturers who come to speak to an American audience, refugees do not have any freestanding connection to resettlement agencies, separate and apart from the refugee-admissions process itself, by virtue of the agencies’ assurance agreement with the government,” Wall wrote.

“Nor can the exclusion of an assured refugee plausibly be thought to ‘burden’ a resettlement agency in the relevant sense.”

The decision also prevents the government from barring grandparents, aunts, uncles and other extended family members of a person in the U.S. from entering the country. The government is not seeking to block the grandparents part of travel ban ruling, reportedly.

This is a developing story.


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