Supreme Court on Monday allowed full enforcement of Trump travel ban affecting residents of six Muslim countries, thus giving way to Trump’s third attempt of banning the six countries, after his second attempt expired in fall this year.
The ban will affect residents from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. The justices said the policy could take full effect even as legal challenges against it make their way through the courts.
North Korea and Venezuela, will remain banned as first announced by the White House in September, according to which, “certain Venezuelan government officials and their immediate family members,” will not be allowed to enter the United States. The ban against the two countries took effect October 18.
In the latest ruling, seven of the nine judges lifted the injunctions held by lower courts earlier, putting a hold on the earlier rulings by the lower courts who had halted parts of Trump’s travel ban earlier.