Block on Donald Trump's travel ban is partially lifted

Block on Donald Trump's travel ban is partially lifted

Many previously protested against Donald Trump's travel ban

Monday, June 26, 2017

The injunction against Donald Trump's travel ban has been partially lifted by the US Supreme Court.

The White House had also lodged an emergency request to allow part of the refugee ban to take effect and this was also granted by the court.

This now means the travel ban applies to people who do not have a "bona fide relationship with a person or entity already in the US".

The full travel ban policy will be reviewed by judges in October, according to the BBC.

If the policy is upheld for all foreign nationals, a 90-day ban would be imposed on people from six mainly Muslim countries and a 120-day ban would be imposed on refugees entering the US.

Previously, federal judges in Maryland and Hawaii found the ban to be discriminatory and ruled against its imposition.

The president then revised the policy but courts with less power again ruled against the executive order.

The Supreme Court did not agree with the lower courts' decision, saying "denying entry to such a foreign national does not burden any American party by reason of that party's relationship with the foreign national".