Supreme Court reinstates Trump travel ban

Last Updated: Monday, June 26, 2017, 11:52 AM EDT

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The Supreme Court will let the Trump travel ban take effect, overturning lower court orders that blocked it.

  • Supreme Court has allowed Trump travel ban to take effect
  • People from 6 mostly Muslim countries would be affected
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The executive order blocks travelers from six mostly Muslim countries — Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — from entering the U.S. for 90 days. An exception would be one category of foreigners, those "with a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States."

The high court's action is a victory for President Donald Trump and his administration.

The Trump administration argues that the travel ban is necessary for protecting the country from possible terrorist attacks. Opponents, meanwhile, say it unfairly targets Muslims, in violation of the Constitution.

Lawmakers' reactions were divided.

Trump said last week that the ban would take effect 72 hours after making it through the court system.

The Supreme Court will hear arguments in October.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.