Everything You Need To Know About The Supreme Court Upholding Trump's Travel Ban

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled 5-4 in favor of President Trump’s policy to ban virtually all travelers from seven mostly Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S., overriding the lower-court ruling that it was unconstitutional. The Onion answers the most important questions about the Supreme Court upholding the travel ban.


Q: What does President Trump’s executive action do?

A: Helps ease the burden of America’s immigrant detention centers by just turning people away at the airport.

Q: When did Trump file the original travel ban?

A: Shortly after the beginning of his term in 2017, nearly 300 years ago.

Q: Who will be exempted from the travel ban?

A: Anyone with a valid tourist or terrorist visa.

Q: Wait, didn’t Trump say America’s federal courts are weak and unjust?

A: Sure, except when they’re strong and fair!

Q: Did the current composition of the Supreme Court affect the ruling?

A: Yes, experts say the ban was only upheld due to the appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court in 2016 by President Mitch McConnell.

Q: How are human rights groups reacting to the Supreme Court’s decision?

A: The ACLU has released its 29,745th “history will judge this harshly” statement since Trump took office.


Q: What future impact will this ruling have?

A: Sets an important precedent for rolling back the Constitution to apply to only the people the original founding fathers intended.