Travel ban ruling ‘victory for national security’: Donald Trump

Trump has consistently argued that his ban, which was first introduced in January before being revised in March, was justified on security grounds.

By: AFP | Washington | Published:June 26, 2017 11:56 pm
Trump Travel Ban, Donlad Trump, Trump said the top court’s ruling “allows the travel suspension for the six terror-prone countries and the refugee suspension to become largely effective.” (File/Reuters)

Donald Trump hailed today’s Supreme Court ruling which partially reinstates the US president’s travel ban targeting citizens from six mainly Muslim countries as “a clear victory for our national security.”

Trump said the top court’s ruling “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,” he added, in a White House statement.

In today’s ruling, judges said the ban, which had been put on hold by lower courts, could be enforced for travellers from the six countries who had no “bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States”.

The ruling would remain in force until the court hears the case in full in October. It affects travellers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days unless they can demonstrate personal links to the United States, including relatives or offers to attend American universities.

Trump has consistently argued that his ban, which was first introduced in January before being revised in March, was justified on security grounds. But previous rulings had argued that the president overstepped his authority and that his executive order was discriminatory.

Trump said today’s ruling was vindication of his approach and allowed him “to use an important tool for protecting our nation’s homeland”. “My number one responsibility as Commander in Chief is to keep the American people safe.”

During his campaign for the presidency last year, Trump had said he wanted to ban all Muslims from entering the United States.

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    Birendra
    Jun 27, 2017 at 6:47 am
    Mr trump please ban this feku Modi overseas trips also as it is costing millions to indian tax payers which is money down the drain for millions of poor indians
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      Mavala
      Jun 27, 2017 at 7:06 am
      Why would it cost millions? Even if it does.. he's representing an 1.5 billion population... which is hardly 0.001 pause per individual for his travel. Set your priorities right.. Criticise his policies with facts rather than picking up irrelevant stuff.
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      Birendra
      Jun 27, 2017 at 6:42 am
      I wish trump should ban fekus overseas trips as it is costing millions to tax payers
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        Birendra
        Jun 27, 2017 at 7:13 am
        you can c icise policies but this feku has got no policies just all feku ideas and project,because he never been to a school ,he is just a chaddi chaiwala
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