In what could be called a major victory for the Trump administration, the highest court in the nation has tossed out a plea that challenged President Trump’s travel ban. The ban seeks restriction of travel for people from Muslim-majority countries to the US. The Court said that since the ban had been revised, the challenge is no longer relevant. Reports from USA Today claim that the Trump administration had asked the court to drop the charges against the government. This is one among two cases against the travel ban. There’s one more case in the courts. That case, currently in the 9th circuit in California, challenges the ban against refugees from all over the world seeking asylum in the United States.

Travel ban and immigration demands from Trump

It should be noted that previously, Trump issued a new list of immigration demands to be merged with the Daca rescission. Immigration laws would not only restrict illegal immigrants from getting jobs but they would also end sanctuary cities and make finding asylum in the US much more difficult. The travel ban restricts people from 5 countries viz Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen from visiting the US. The ban will prevent hundreds of thousands of people from visiting the US. This could result in millions in lost tourism revenue. The International group which brought the case argues that discrimination against a religion isn’t right and some window dressing won’t right the many wrongs.

Travel ban has come under lot of criticism

The travel ban has come under a great deal of criticism both in and outside United States. Critics call the measures discriminatory.

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They believe that such bans undermine the spirit of USA as the land of equal opportunity where dreams come true. The case that was squashed today was brought about by International Refugee Assistance Project. They argue that such a ban also violated First Amendment’s freedom of religion according to a report from Reuters.

Trump quotes immigration laws to support ban

In a speech made in June, Trump quoted from immigration laws to support his travel ban, "Whenever the president finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or non immigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate." Trump is of the view that if citizens of the specified nations travel to the US, they pose a great deal of risk to the nation. He bases his travel ban in the interests of national security.