Protest in Atlanta over Muslim travel ban

Protest in Atlanta over Muslim travel ban

Protest in Atlanta over Muslim travel ban

A civil rights attorney is expressing extreme disappointment in a U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding President Donald Trump's ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries.

The ban "is expressly premised on legitimate purposes: preventing entry of nationals who can not be adequately vetted and inducing other nations to improve their practices", Roberts wrote.

"The text says nothing about religion".

The third version of Trump's travel ban barred almost all travelers from five mainly Muslim countries, namely Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Chad was originally on the list but it was recently removed after having met baseline security requirements.

Those figures come from a newly released state department report released, as the country reacts to the Supreme Court ruling to uphold the ban.

"The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon with whom Trump exchanged some heated tweets in regard to the hair tussle incident, took a dig and joked about the US President's travel ban.

The ban allows for waivers on a case-by-case basis, but applicants who can not afford an attorney to go through the waiver process will likely be unable to immigrate to the USA, immigration advocates say.

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It ruled 5-4 that the most recent version of the ban, which the Trump administration claims is justified by national security concerns, was valid.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor, in a blistering dissent, said the court was wrong to ignore Trump's various comments.

"This heartless and xenophobic executive order now has the court's permission to tear up the families apart and throw families into despair, sending clear message to Muslims and refugees that they are not welcome in our country", she said.

President Trump, for once, was lost for words at the Conservative-driven victory. It also adds a ban on travelers from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and government officials from Venezuela.

Trump first introduced the executive order the month he became president, in January 2017, with plans to put it into effect nearly immediately, setting off a series of protests in airports across the country.

Bay State U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark said the ruling allows "the president's personal racial and religious biases and prejudices to dictate our immigration policy".

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