The Republican Senate was buzzing with heated speeches against the president on Tuesday. There was Senator Bob Corker. Exiting Senator Jeff Flake. Even John McCain and Mitch McConnell got in on the act.
Meanwhile, President Trump received a little-noticed major victory from the Supreme Court, after months of obstruction in lower courts, over the “travel ban” that the commander-in-chief has every right to impose.
The Hill reported on the news:
The Supreme Court handed President Trump a victory Tuesday when it tossed out the remaining case challenging his earlier travel ban.
The court issued an order dismissing the lawsuit brought by the state of Hawaii challenging the 90-day travel ban on nationals from six majority-Muslim countries and the 120-day halt on the U.S. refugee resettlement program, claiming the case is now moot.
The 120-day temporary “travel ban” from immigrants and refugees that President Trump had attempted to have instated earlier has expired. The president has issued a review for 11 “high risk” nations to ensure that they meeting immigration regulations.
As The Guardian reported:
The 120-day window came to a close on Tuesday, prompting an announcement from the White House that essentially resumed the US refugee program but with enhanced security measures mirroring the “extreme vetting” Trump has called for since taking office.
The White House declined, however, to name the 11 countries that would be subject to a new 90-day review, saying only that applicants from those countries would be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The publication points out that immigration restrictions put in effect under the Obama administration at the end of 2016 had demanded higher-security screening of most adult male immigrants from Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, North Korea, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
It is not immediately clear if those will be the same nations impacted by the president’s next round of “extreme vetting” for immigrants and refugees.
President Trump was elected, in part, to make America safer. The Supreme Court just made it a little easier for the Commander-in-Chief to do his job.
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