Supreme Court: Trump Wins Battle Over Refugees

Source: Richard Wolf/USA Today

The Supreme Court handed President Trump a temporary victory Tuesday, blocking a lower court decision that would have greatly expanded the number of refugees exempted from his controversial travel ban.

The high court is scheduled to hear arguments next month in the broader constitutional challenge to the travel ban from states and immigrant rights groups. The current dispute is over which immigrants and refugees can enter in the meantime.

Trump administration lawyers asked the court on Monday to set aside last week’s federal appeals court ruling that would allow more refugees into the United States while the case is pending. That ruling was due to take effect Tuesday because the lower court had said thousands of refugees were “gravely imperiled.”

The administration argued that by granting entry to any refugees who had been matched up with a resettlement agency in the U.S., the lower court went far beyond the type of personal relationship Trump required.


Resettlement Agencies receive millions of taxpayer dollars. A list of Resettlement Agencies (VOLAGS) affected are:
Church World Service
Ethiopian Community Development Council
Episcopal Migration Ministries
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
International Rescue Committee
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops/Migration and Refugee Services
World Relief

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Justice Department lawyers noted that in its June 26 decision allowing the travel ban to go into effect, the Supreme Court said the refugees eligible for exemptions should include “students who have been admitted to study at an American university, workers who have accepted jobs at an American company, and lecturers who come to speak to an American audience.”

Challengers countered on Tuesday that the court should not get involved in “ensuring that every possible refugee is excluded.”

One thought on “Supreme Court: Trump Wins Battle Over Refugees

  • September 13, 2017 at 2:49 am

    Good, this is some good new regarding the refugees because if the thousands of these non-vetted people are allowed to come here there will be terrorist among them. Just look at the mess that the EU has allowed to happen to their countries these people can’t even go to a department store for fear of being attacked by the crazies from the Middle East that their own government has allowed in the country. I hope the court says that the ban that Pres.Trump wants on these terrorists producing countries is granted that would take a huge load off of the US taxpayers that get stuck with supporting these people forever. Why should the taxpayers have to pay the long list of the crooks millions of dollars that claim to be helping the refugees let them help them in their own countries using their own funds collected from fundraising in other words use their own money to help not my taxes


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