Justices enable Trump administration restriction on most refugees

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017|3:33 p.m.

WASHINGTON– The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to preserve its restrictive policy on refugees.

The justices on Tuesday accepted an administration demand to obstruct a lower court judgment that would have alleviated the refugee ban and permitted as much as 24,000 refugees to enter the nation before the end of October.

The order was not the court’s last word on the travel policy that Trump initially presented in January. The justices are scheduled to hear arguments on Oct. 10 on the legality of the restrictions on travelers from 6 primarily Muslim nations and refugees throughout the world.

It’s uncertain, though, exactly what will be left for the court to choose. The 90-day travel ban lapses in late September and the 120-day refugee restriction will expire a month later.

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