The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the third version of President Trump’s travel ban on six Muslim-majority nations to go into effect.
The justices, with two dissenting votes from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Justice Sonia Sotomayor, said that the policy can take full effect even as legal challenges against it make their way through the courts.
The action suggests the high court could uphold the latest version of the ban that Trump announced in September.
The ban applies to travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Lower courts had said people from those nations with a claim of a “bona fide” relationship with someone in the United States could not be kept out of the country. Grandparents, cousins and other relatives were among those courts said could not be excluded.