BALTIMORE (WJZ) — After a decision on Monday, The U.S. Supreme Court handed President Trump a win, allowing parts of his travel ban to take effect.
After being rejected by two lower courts, the White House called the decision from the high court a victory for national security.
On Monday evening, the State Department announced the changes will take effect Thursday.
After experiencing defeat after defeat, President Trump celebrated a win on Monday from the country’s highest court.
In the widely anticipated decision, the court announced it will uphold parts of the president’s travel ban.
Which means for 90 days, travelers from Sudan, Libya, Syria, Iran, Yemen, and Somalia will not be allowed to enter the U.S. unless they can prove a so-called ‘bona fide relationship’ like coming here for university or work, or to visit family.
Now opponents of this travel policy were quick to point out that today’s ruling is not an indication of the ultimate decision the justices will make.
The news sparked protests from New York to the steps of the supreme court.
“I am ashamed that we are turning away refugees,” says Peg Griffin from Washington, D.C.
The ACLU insists the executive order is illegal.
“This order is rooted in an unreasonable fear of Muslims in general and has no meaningful connection to any legitimate national security interest,” says David Rocah with the ACLU.
Howard County man Shahan Rizvi questions the timing after the Muslim holiday Ramadan.
“It’s no coincidence and it’s terrible and I only can imagine what it means for Muslims in this country, we are truly second class citizens here,” says Rivzi.
The president has said little about what is arguably a major win for the White House but in a statement, he said his ‘number one responsibility is to keep the American people safe’ and the ruling allows him to use an important tool to protect the homeland.
The case will be argued later this year in October.
The justices also allowed a limited 120 ban on refugees.