JUST IN: It’s a good day for the Trump administration. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court decided to allow the Trump administration to keep in place its restrictive policy on refugees.
The conservative leaning court agreed to the Trump administration’s latest request to block the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that eased the restrictions on the travel ban and allowed up to 24,000 additional refugees to enter the Unites States over the next 45 days.
The justices are scheduled to hear arguments on Oct. 10 on the legality of the bans on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries and refugees anywhere in the world.
However, the arguments may be irrelevant as the 90-day travel ban comes to a conclusion before the end of October and the 120-day refugee ban will expire in November. The administration has yet to say whether it will seek to renew the bans, make them permanent or expand the travel ban to other countries.
Today’s decision by the Supreme Court was in response to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision last week to uphold a district judge’s order that would have allowed refugees to enter the country legally if a resettlement agency in the U.S. had agreed to take them in.
The Trump administration shot back, saying the relationship between refugees and resettlement agencies is moot. The Supreme Court sided with the administration.
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