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SCOTUS Adjusts Travel Ban

On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) granted a request from President Trump to continue the 90-day ban of refugees from majority Muslim countries.The travel ban was being appealed by Hawaii’s lower court because they thought the criteria was too strict.


The Supreme Court did agree on that, but also agreed with President Trump to put a hold on part of the appeal. It successfully blocked 24,000 refugees from immediately entering the country after they had been receiving help from US-based resettlement agencies.


Refugees included in the ban are those from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The court will debate the travel ban again on October 10th, but the ban is currently scheduled to expire at the end of October.


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