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Supreme Court Allows Trump to Bar Refugees

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed with the Trump administration and issued an order effectively allowing the White House to bar about 24,000 refugees from entering the U.S. The court granted a request to put on hold an earlier federal appeals court ruling that prevented the White House from applying President Trump’s travel order to several thousand refugees who already signed contracts with resettlement agencies. Justice Anthony Kennedy had issued a temporary stay in the case a day earlier, though the one-page order issued Tuesday will block the appeals court’s ruling until further arguments can be made against it. The travel ban, which has sparked several lawsuits, imposed a 90-day ban on people entering the U.S. from six predominantly Muslim countries and a 120-day ban on refugees. The Supreme Court will hear arguments against the ban on Oct. 10.