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Supreme Court Grants Temporarily Allows Portion of Trump Travel Ban

The Supreme Court Monday reversed lower court opinions and allowed a portion of President Trump’s travel ban to go into effect, barring entry to some who hail from six countries where terrorist organizations operate.

The new opinion could still be reversed. The Justices plan to hear oral arguments on the case in October.

The loophole is this: the opinion applies only to “foreign nationals who lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”

While the vote was unanimous, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch issued a partial dissent saying they didn’t think think the half-a-ban scheme could work, and that it would “invite a flood of litigation until this case is finally resolved on the merits.”

And they ain’t kidding. How do you prove people don’t have a “bona fide” relationship?

I learned this first hand when the owners of a house near mine built a new floor atop the existing one and turned the place into an immigrant flop house. Totally illegal in an area zoned for families. But apparently, the law was unenforceable, because everyone in such domiciles simply claims to be related, and the burden was on the county to prove they weren’t. Eventually, the residents became just the owners and a single nice, apparently legal, immigrant family, as opposed to an assortment of unknown young men, and so I guess it worked out for now.

I’m still not sure why the Court wouldn’t presume to let the president’s right to deny foreigners entry stand while the case is being decided, but there you go. We’ll see how many people the opinion actually prevents from entering.

Incredibly, Trump hasn’t tweeted a response. Instead, he issued an old-fashioned statement by the president:

Today’s unanimous Supreme Court decision is a clear victory for our national security. It allows the travel suspension for the six terror-prone countries and the refugee suspension to become largely effective.

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.

My number one responsibility as Commander in Chief is to keep the American people safe. Today’s ruling allows me to use an important tool for protecting our Nation’s homeland. I am also particularly gratified that the Supreme Court’s decision was 9-0.

Looks like the attorneys have the password to his Twitter account.

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9 Responses to Supreme Court Grants Temporarily Allows Portion of Trump Travel Ban

  1. But surely, if you claim relationship you must validate it. I think an interrogation at an embassy could be one way. It is not that easy to lie to a skilled interrogator. And then there is DNA. I guess they have to o have “clear papers ” at arrival. If so, the procedures will create a lot of bureaucracy and delays, but I guess this was the general idea.Make it difficult. Fewer from these troublesome countries will be able to travel into the US.

  2. This should never even have had to go to the SC.

    We are fortunate to have the opportunity to place conservatives on the court during the Trump Administration.

    Our judicial system is top to bottom needs a thorough cleaning up. Soros is running around buying up AGs like they were penny candy. And courts nooks and crannies are filled with Obamabots who refuse to rule within the law.

  3. There is a pretty lengthy article in the Daily Mail about Canada and the refugees.

    Here are some of the basics: 3500 fled from US to Canada to escape President Trumps crackdown since January. They are stuck in legal limbo in a backlog of hearings to decide if they will get refugee status in Canada. They are eligible for work permits but employers don’t want to hire them, landlords don’t want to rent to them because they haven’t been approved. Their children can’t go to school and Canada doesn’t have enough members to decide cases and not enough interpreters.

    Canada already had a backlog of 24,000 claimants and the new arrivals will have to wait even longer to get approved.

    If you read the article make sure you look at some of the comments.

    Gee, I wonder if Trudeau will get re-elected.

    • I remember Trudeau, early in his administration, make up big point about how Canada was going to “welcome” all immigrants with little or no vetting or sense of caution. As I remember, Trudeau made a point of how open and supportive Canada would be to any and all comers (no matter what their country of origin or true intentions), comparing Canada’s “sensitivity” to Trump’s “evil” position on the issue. So now, Trudeau has sowed the wind and Canadian citizens are reaping the whirlwind. This is going to get interesting for Canadians. That’s the penalty for having a fanatic leftist for a Premier, it seems.

  4. your comment about the neighbor close to you sound so familiar… Had Attorney General on tv one night many years ago indicate that our neighbors had multiple kids sleeping in closets… Only found out when a child made comment at school and they investigated.

    The line used was “house was a slum into itself”

    Remembered that line when my assessment and tax bills came in the mail.

    • …with no opinions to the contrary, either. The libs on the court may not have been in favor, but they kept silent apparently in the face of the Constitution’s mandate.