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#The Supreme Court has embraced an updated travel ban proposed by the Trump Administration today. This #travel ban will include six countries in which the majority of the population is Muslim, according to the Washington Post. NPR reports migrants and visitors from the following countries are banned: Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, and North Korea.

This is the third attempt at a travel ban from the Trump Administration. Since September, there have been several conflicts regarding the bans; however, the Supreme Court’s support could possibly make this version of the travel ban reality for many people. Only two out of the nine justices of the court voted against the full enforcement of the ban.

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Legality issues swarm the courts

Some of the legal challenges that are being discussed by the lower courts include families that are divided. They have determined that people with family members in the United States could not be included in the ban. These relatives include grandparents and cousins according to the Washington Post. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayer were the only justices to vote to keep this installment of the ban active.

Later this week, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco and the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond plan to further discuss the legality issues of the latest decision. The Supreme Court expects both lower courts to reach a consensus rather quickly as the travel ban is deemed an immediate concern, not only for the safety of America, but also for the equality of all citizens.

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Final decisions could be made by as soon as June of 2018.

The nation divides

The Washington Post quotes Attorney General #Jeff Sessions saying the Supreme Court’s decision today is “a substantial victory for the safety and security of the American people.” Attorney General Jeff Sessions defends President Trump’s decisions by stating the Constitution permits the president to protect the American people from any threats. By enforcing the travel ban, the President is able to take control over national security.

Others were not so pleased the Supreme Court’s decision to support the travel ban. NPR states Omar Jadwat, director of ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, sees the travel ban as a confirmation of the president’s prejudices against Muslims. The decision comes shortly after the president’s tweets last week that linked to anti-Muslim videos.

Several people aside from Jadwat see the travel ban as a Muslim ban. One has to wonder though, is this any different than when the Japanese were banned from the United States during World War II? As the saying goes, “History repeats itself.”