Daily Herald: CAIR-Chicago Assess Supreme Court Ruling on Travel Ban


On June 26 the Daily Herald reports:

“…The Trump administration had sought 90 days to review procedures on vetting and allowing foreign nationals into the U.S. and 120 days to scrutinize refugee admission programs. The order prompted outrage over what’s been called a “Muslim ban,” and legal challenges and injunctions had frozen the ban. Trump said the decision “allows me to use an important tool for protecting our nation’s homeland.”

Justices ruled that preventing the government’s objectives “would appreciably injure (the United States’) interests.” But they agreed with lower courts that the ban should not apply to people “with a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”

It’s a partial victory and a partial defeat,” said Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations Chicago. The term “bona fide” “will be subject to interpretation” by authorities and that “throws everything back into chaos,” Rehab said, referring to confusion at airports like O’Hare International Airport when the travel ban first emerged in January. He referred people with questions to the organization’s legal aid program, tapus.org.”

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