US Supreme Court rules Donald Trump's travel ban can take full effect

US Supreme Court rules Donald Trump's travel ban can take full effect

The order places restrictions on citizens from eight countries

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Supreme Court of the United States has allowed Donald Trump’s travel ban to take full effect.

The ban – the third edition of the order – will impose varying restrictions on travel for citizens of eight countries.

Travel to America will be affected for foreign nationals of Syria, Libya, Yemen, Chad, Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, and Somalia.

The ruling represents a significant win for the US President, whose two previous orders have been blocked by lower courts in the US.

It allows for his executive order to be enforced while any challenges are processed in the American legal system.

The White House has released a statement to say it was “not surprised” by the Supreme Court’s decision, saying the order was vital to protect US national security.

Challenges to the order will continue across both the east and west coasts of America.

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