US court gives Trump partial victory over ban on refugees

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A ban on refugees entering the US from around the world has been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court giving President Donald Trump partial victory and allowing him to broadly implement the ban.

The new ruling now bars as much as 24,000 additional refugees from entering the United States than would otherwise have been eligible, a decision made possible after justices granted a request from the Trump administration to block a federal appeals court decision on the matter.

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However, the new rule has been condemned by Naureen Shah, Amnesty International USA’s senior director of campaigns, who said the refugee ban is inherently cruel.

“The Supreme Court today has dealt yet another devastating blow to vulnerable people who were on the cusp of obtaining safety for themselves and their families,” she said. “They continue to be subjected to unimaginable violence and fear while their lives are in limbo.”

The order now takes effect following the Supreme Court ruling that narrowed the scope of lower court rulings, which now bans travellers from six Muslim-majority countries and limits refugee admissions.


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