And liberals aren’t going to like this.
Once again, SCOTUS is siding with the Trump administration.
They have now issued an order allowing the Trump administration ban as to refugees to stand, despite the 9th Circuit’s effort to find a way around the ban.
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) September 12, 2017
From Washington Times:
The Supreme Court said Tuesday that part of President Trump’s travel ban could remain in effect, in a move that temporarily keeps some 24,000 refugees from being able to enter the U.S.
In a brief order, the court said it was continuing a stay of a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that had tried to force Mr. Trump to limit his refugee ban.
The stay means that refugees who the U.S. has assigned to a resettlement agency, but who haven’t been admitted yet, can be blocked.
The court put a stay on the implementation of the lower court’s order yesterday and asked the sides to brief the question and present their arguments.
This is now the decision of the court to reject the lower court’s order to allow the refugees in if they have a resettlement agency ready to take them.
In June, the Supreme Court ruled that the administration could not enforce the ban against people who have a “bona fide” relationship with people or entities in the United States. But the justices declined to define what constituted such a close relationship.
But the 9th Circuit opinion found that refugees who have been assigned to resettlement agencies had established enough of a “relationship” with a U.S. entity to qualify for a waiver from the ban. Another portion of the decision said that grandparents, nieces, nephews and cousins of people already in the U.S. should be exempted from the travel ban because they are considered to have a “close” enough relationship. The ruling would have paved the way for about 24,000 refugees to enter the U.S.
What the SCOTUS is saying is when we say there has to be a ‘bona fide relationship,’ you can’t try to buffalo us with an end run around that. That a ‘bona fide relationship’ is not just will any agency take you which basically would become an open door to anybody.
It’s basically a chastisement of the 9th Circuit.
Kudos, it sounds like just possibly the rule of law may be back!