The Supreme Court gave a short-term win to the Trump administration Tuesday, bolstering part of a travel ban that will allow the administration to block new refugees arriving from six majority Muslim nations.
The administration's request sought to overturn the lower court's ruling on refugees, and does not try to re-impose the travel ban on people with distant family relations in the United States.
The application said the quick implementation of the lower court's ruling "will disrupt the status quo and frustrate orderly implementation of the order's refugee provisions that this court made clear months ago could take effect".
In June this year, the justices had said the Trump administration could not enforce the travel bans against people who have a "bona fide" relationship with people or entities within US.
It would be the lowest number of refugees accepted by the USA since 1980, the New York Times noted. The Justice Department has stated that approximately 24,000 refugees have such assurances now.
The court granted the Trump administration a major victory by allowing a limited version of the ban to be implemented in July.
The Indiana Court of Appeals agreed in a June ruling that effectively halted lethal executions in Indiana.
United States of America Supreme Court. The government has maintained that such relations include family members and in-laws, but not grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Should Trump move ahead with scaling back refugee resettlement, it would be the second time in as many weeks that he has used executive authority to reduce the immigration levels entering the US.
According to the Justice Department, the decision would have allowed up to 24,000 additional refugees to enter the United States than would otherwise have been eligible. The high court is scheduled to hear arguments on Trump's overall travel ban on October 10 to determine whether the president had the authority to impose his executive order in the first place. Lawyers for the Justice Department did not challenge that part of the ruling.
That issue, though, will come up at the October hearing. "It's not an exaggeration to say the very existence of refugee resettlement as a core aspect of the American story, and America's role as a global leader in this area, is at stake".
On Monday, Justice Anthony Kennedy temporarily blocked the 9th Circuit's decision, which would have gone into effect Tuesday.