Supreme Court grants Donald Trump temporary permission to apply refugee ban

Supreme Court allows Donald Trump to apply severe veto to migrant entry

Some have held protests over the ban

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The US Supreme Court has ruled that Donald Trump's refugee ban can be enforced - for the time being.

The verdict means the ban on refugees can remain in place whilst a federal appeals court in San Francisco considers an appeal, Sky News reported.

However the news was not all good for Trump, as a panel of nine judges at the Supreme Court said he could not apply his travel ban to grandparents of US citizens from six Muslim-majority countries.

Trump had wanted to overturn a recent ruling which stopped him from imposing the ban on grandparents by another judge.

In June, the Supreme Court decreed that the travel ban could not be enforced on anyone who had a "bona fide" relationship to a US citizen.

Trump's administration initially interpreted this to mean a parent, spouse, sibling, son, daughter, son-in-law or daughter-in-law. However last week district judge Derrick Watson said the term "bona fide" also applied to grandparents, prompting the challenge by the US President.