Supreme Court Allows Limited Trump Travel Ban to Take Effect

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The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to allow a limited version of President Donald Trump's travel ban to temporarily go into effect until the fall, when the court will hear oral arguments.

The revised ban blocks immigrants from Libya, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen for 90 days, and all refugees for 120 days. The White House has argued the ban is necessary to allow the Trump administration to re-evaluate the vetting process. But civil rights groups claim it unfairly targets Muslims.

The controversial ban, which blocked travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, would not be applied to "foreign nationals who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States," the court said, including family members, job offers, or acceptance to a university in the United States.

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