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Published on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Trump given OK to implement part of his travel ban

America's highest court has partially lifted an injunction against President Trump's travel ban.

The Supreme Court has said part of the ban - on visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen who lack a 'bona fide relationship' with someone in the US - can go into effect before the court hears the full case in October.

The justices narrowed the scope of the rulings made earlier by lower courts that had ruled the executive order made in March was unlawful.

Trump had campaigned for the presidency saying a 'total and complete shutdown' of Muslims entering the country was needed to prevent terrorism in the US.

The full order seeks a 90-day ban on people from the six mainly Muslim nations.

A 120-day ban on refugees is also being allowed on a limited basis.

Three justices sitting at the hearing said they would have let the executive order go into effect in full.

Trump issued a statement saying the Supreme Court's decision was 'a clear victory for our national security'.

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  • Trump given OK to implement part of his travel ban

    Sorry. Did I miss something. The countries that were directly involved in 911 are NOT on the list. Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Iraq. It is all a farce !!!!! Rene Buist

    By rene buist, Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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