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US Supreme Court allows broad Trump refugee ban

2017-09-13 09:11:40       source:The Straits Times

September 13, 2017

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday (Sept 12) allowed President Donald Trump to broadly implement a ban on refugees entering the country from around the world.

The justices granted a request from the Trump administration to block a federal appeals court decision that, according to the Justice Department, would have allowed up to 24,000 additional refugees to enter the United States than would otherwise have been eligible.

The Supreme Court ruling gives Trump a partial victory as the high court prepares for a key October hearing on the constitutionality of Trump’s controversial executive order.

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