Chief Justice John Roberts penned the ruling stating that Trump's immigration restriction fell "squarely" within the president's authority. The President's ban on travel from several Muslim-majority countries is another brick in the invisible wall which does nothing to strengthen our national security, or our nation's shared prosperity.
He also rejected arguments that it was based on the fact that the targeted countries were mostly Muslim.
At home, citizens from the mostly Muslim countries, including those who were in the process of migrating to the USA, also expressed devastation at the ruling.
The travel ban has been fully in place since December, when the justices put the brakes on lower court decisions that had blocked part of it from being enforced.
"Plaintiffs have demonstrated a likelihood of success on the merits, irreparable harm, and that the balance of equities and the public interest weigh in their favor, thus warranting issuance of a preliminary injunction", U.S. District Court Judge Dana Sabraw wrote Tuesday.The judge's order does not mean the Trump administration must stop prosecuting people who cross the border illegally. "One day, this nation and Court will look back and regret this ruling that legalized discrimination", said Attorney General Becerra.
In both cases, "the Government invoked an ill-defined national-security threat to justify an exclusionary policy of sweeping proportion", Sotomayor wrote in a dissent joined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The dissent also states that "a reasonably observer would conclude that [the ban] was motivated by anti-Muslim animus".
"Bannon knew that people who were opposed to this policy would be enraged, and majority would have Saturday and Sunday off from work, so they could get out there and they could protest and they could get angry", says Joshua Green of Bloomberg BusinessWeek. "United States", the infamous 1944 Supreme Court ruling that affirmed the US government's internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Six cases remain to be decided.
Still, Frenzen and other experts cautioned that the standard the Supreme Court adopted for evaluating Trump's travel ban was highly deferential to the president.
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The ban, announced in September, bars most people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen from entering the US. And as you point out, they did add two non-Muslim countries to the list - North Korea and Venezuela.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY says Trump's travel ban "doesn't make us safer, and the Supreme Court's ruling doesn't make it right".
The president could implement similar restrictions on more Muslim countries with ties to terrorism, on Central American countries riddled with drug cartels, and other nations that his administration claims are posing an ongoing threat to US security.
However, the challengers argued the court could not ignore everything that has happened, starting with Mr Trump's campaign tweets to prevent any Muslims entering the US.
The ban, according to a NY times report, set limits on 7 Muslim nations President Trump reportedly chose.
The Minnesota Democrat says, "This decision will someday serve as a marker of shame". Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, and Sen. "He was excluded because we are at war with the Japanese Empire, because the properly constituted military authorities feared an invasion of our West Coast and felt constrained to take proper security measures".
Lower courts had deemed the ban unconstitutional, but the United States top court has reversed this decision in a 5-4 ruling announced on Tuesday.
The travel ban applies to Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen.