Trump Asks US Supreme Court to Restore Refugee Travel Ban

Trump Asks US Supreme Court to Restore Refugee Travel Ban

The Justice Department on Monday asked the Supreme Court to stop part of an appeals court ruling from going into effect that would limit enforcement of President Trump's refugee ban.

In June, the high court said the administration could not enforce the bans against people who have a "bona fide" relationship with people or entities in the United States. The Hill, BuzzFeed News and Politico have stories on the Justice Department's request.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit had said its ruling allowing refugees with resettlement agreements would take effect Tuesday, which Wall asserted could be disruptive.

A ruling of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals pushed Trump on the back foot of travel ban on those refugees that have formal assurances from settlement agencies from entering the US.

The Justice Department wants to continue that stay, but it is not seeking a stay of a separate portion of the 9th Circuit decision interpreting what constitutes a bona fide relationship.

Initially, the Trump administration tried to define who counts as a close family member very narrowly - excluding relatives such as grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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The 9th Circuit's ruling applies to the executive order, issued by President Donald Trump in the early days of his administration, which blocks travelers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the US for 90 days following its implementation.

The Supreme Court's decision came not long after the Justice Department asked the justices to act.

The ruling on refugees "will disrupt the status quo and frustrate orderly implementation of the order's refugee provisions that this court made clear months ago could take effect", acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall wrote.

The issue of the scope of the ban has been playing out in the lower courts, but the Supreme Court is set to hear the larger issues concerning the merits of the case on October 11.

Last week, the lower court narrowed the scope of the travel ban for extended family members such as grandparents and refugees. The same order included the 120-day ban on refugees.

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