US Supreme Court allows President Trump’s travel ban

The US Supreme Court has ruled that President Donald Trump's travel ban on six mainly Muslim countries can go into full effect, pending legal challenges.

The decision is a boost for President Trump's policy against travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Seven of the nine justices lifted injunctions imposed by lower courts in Virginia and California against the policy while two preferred the president's order to remain blocked.

The White House said in a statement they are not surprised by the Supreme Court decision permitting immediate enforcement of the president's proclamation limiting travel from countries presenting heightened risks of terrorism. They said that the proclamation is lawful and essential to protecting their homeland and that they look forward to presenting a fuller defense of the policy.

Source: VOV5