Supreme Court allows Trump’s travel ban to proceed:

Supreme Court allows Trump’s travel ban to proceed:

Demonstrators took the streets when Trump first tried to initiate the travel ban.

Trump’s controversial travel ban affecting residents of several Muslim-majority countries finally got the go ahead from the Supreme Court Monday, some 10 months after he first announced it.

The court will let the ban go into full affect while legal challenges continue. It will affect travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Two of the nine judges dissentedon the vote.

Previous rulings had allowed people from those countries to enter if they could claim a “bona fide” relationship with someone, such as a grandparent or cousin, already in the U.S.

Adam Liptak, a Supreme Court reporter for the New York Times, tweeted a link to the text of the ruling.

Trump has been fighting for his unpopular ban all year. He first signed the executive order in January, sparking protests across the country and in other cities across the world. A series of judges then blocked it before Trump vowed to take it all the way to the Supreme Court.

A new draft, excluding Iraq, was unveiled in March and a temporary version rolled out in June. The current version is Trump’s third attempt to push it through.

The ACLU and SPLC were among the first organizations to express dismay and vow to fight the order as the news broke.

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