Court lifts Trump travel ban injunction

Washington, Monday The US Supreme Court has partially lifted an injunction against President Donald Trump’s travel ban. America’s highest ...

US President Donald Trump. Photo/AFP

Washington, Monday

The US Supreme Court has partially lifted an injunction against President Donald Trump’s travel ban. America’s highest court also granted an emergency request from the White House allowing part of the refugee ban to go into effect.

The justices said they would consider in October whether Trump’s policy should be upheld or struck down. Trump seeks to place a 90-day ban on people from six mainly Muslim nations and a 120-day ban on refugees.

The Supreme Court said in Monday’s ruling: “In practical terms, this means that [the executive order] may not be enforced against foreign nationals who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.

Meanwhile, Trump has broken a nearly 20-year-old tradition by failing to host a dinner marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The White House event had been held every year since President Clinton’s tenure.

The Eid al-Fitr feast ends Ramadan, a period when Muslims fast and focus on charitable giving. But US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reportedly rejected a request to hold a reception.

In May, Reuters said Tillerson had refused a recommendation from the State Department’s office of religion and global affairs to organise a celebration.

Trump has previously been criticised for his use of anti-Muslim rhetoric, including on the campaign trail when he called for surveillance of US mosques. He said in a statement: “On behalf of the American people, Melania and I send our warm greetings to Muslims as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr. -BBC

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