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Trump travel ban allowed full enforcement
The US Supreme Court has ruled the third version of President Trump's travel ban can go into full effect, as legal challenges continue.

Seven of nine justices lifted injunctions on Monday imposed by lower courts against the policy.

 

Federal appeals courts in San Francisco and Richmond will now hear arguments on whether the reinstatement of the policy is lawful.

 

Student visas remain valid routes of entry, except for North Korea and Syria nationals, although students will be subject to additional vetting.

 

The original order, issued in January, barred people from seven countries - Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan and Libya - from entering the USA for 90 days, but was later blocked by federal courts.

 

A revised order in March restored a 90-day travel ban for citizens of six of the seven countries, with Iraq removed from the list, but allowed all foreign nationals with a valid visa to travel.

 

The latest presidential proclamation, issued in September, bans nationals of Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen from entering the US.

 

It also covers travellers from North Korea and certain government officials from Venezuela, but lower courts had already allowed those provisions to take effect.

 

By Jared Tinslay

Editorial Assistant