The Supreme Court has decided to allow the Trump Administration to enforce the third version of its “Muslim ban” which blocks travel to the U.S. from six majority-Muslim countries.
Justices say that the policy will be able to take effect despite legal challenges in lower courts.
The ban will apply to travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. The order was previously blocked in lower courts, who ruled that the Trump administration could only prohibit travel if an individual lacked a “bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”
Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotamayor dissented from the Supreme Court’s decision, saying they would have left the lower court’s decision in place.