Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Supreme Court Upholds Muslim Travel Ban, Reverses Japanese Internment Case

The US Supreme Court has upheld President Donald Trump’s controversial Muslim travel ban. His executive order bars non-immigrants from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen, along with unknown but much smaller numbers of people from North Korea and Venezuela. Hawaii filed a lawsuit claiming the travel ban is based on anti-Muslim animus, but Chief Justice John Roberts says the court will not second-guess the president’s judgement on immigration and national security policy. Critics of the ruling spoke to reporters on the steps of San Francisco city hall.
Christopher Martinez reports.