On Monday, the Supreme Court granted President Donald Trump’s request for authority to fully implement his travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries:
BREAKING: Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban affecting residents of six mostly Muslim countries.
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 4, 2017
At the end of November, the Trump administration requested the Supreme Court overrule an appeals court decision allowing the administration to only partially implement the ban. The administration argued that its updated version of the ban showed it was more rooted in “national-security and foreign-affairs objectives” than its previous ban was.
The Trump administration replaced the original ban, which expired in September, with a ban on migrants from Chad, Somalia, Yemen, Syria, Libya and Iran. Also in November, San Francisco’s Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals blocked another court order blocking Trump’s travel ban but ruled Trump couldn’t block individuals with family and “formal, documented relationships in the United States.”