Trump travel ban: U.S. Court clears way for internal vetting

| Updated: Jun 21, 2017 00:47 IST

New York [U.S.], June 20 (ANI): The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court has formally cleared the way for President Donald Trump's executive order on travel restrictions to move forward, but with a proviso that there will have to be internal reviews and vetting procedures of other countries for visa applications. Transportation Secretary John Kelly has termed it as a "big win", the CNN reported. Legal experts, however, cautioned that this "win" for the administration may have an unintended practical effect. This part of the ruling "was not narrowly tailored to addressing only the harms alleged," the 9th Circuit panel explained. " Last week, a three-judge panel on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court's decision to halt the core provisions of President Donald Trump's revised executive order that attempted to limit travel from six predominately Muslim countries and block refugees. The Justice Department has requested the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for a speedy mandate to make its decision from June 12 take effect immediately -- a request the court granted Monday, thereby specifically allowing the vetting portions of the executive order to proceed now. Trump on March 6th signed an executive order ordering new travel restrictions for residents of six Muslim-majority countries as well as a temporary ban on refugees from around the world. This directive comes after Trump's original executive order was rebuked in the federal courts. The new ban, which was earlier to be implemented from March 16, halts travel for 90 days for residents of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The refugee suspension will last for 120 days. (ANI)

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