Donald Trump's travel ban upheld by Supreme Court: The judges in the minority found that the case was "motivated by anti-Muslim animus". Justice Sotomayor observed, "History will not look kindly on the court's misguided decision today, nor should it.''
In a 5-4 ruling, the US Supreme Court ruled in favour of the controversial ban on Tuesday. President Donald Trump had first announced the travel ban, a week after taking over the office as the President.
The ban targets people from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen seeking to enter the United States. Trump, a Republican, has said the travel ban is needed to protect the United States from terrorism.
Those connections are defined as family relationships and "formal, documented" relationships with US-based entities such as resettlement agencies and universities. The ruling does not affect people from North Korea and Venezuela.
"The president of the G5 thinks this decision could affect the commitment of Chad, which has until now shown itself to be a key partner in the fight against terrorism in the G5 Sahel and beyond," said Keita in a statement
The Court acted after the White House announced on Sunday it was replacing the temporary executive order with a more tailored ban on eight countries that legal experts said could be harder to fight in court than the prior ban.
The new presidential proclamation set restrictions on citizens from eight countries and is set to go into effect on Oct. 18, eight days after the court is due to hear oral arguments over the legality of Trump's earlier ban.