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Supreme Court upholds Trump administration’s so-called travel ban

Protesters rally against Supreme Court of the United States decision to uphold the travel ban in Foley Square, New York City on June 26, 2018. (Photo: Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Reaction to Supreme Court decision upholding Trump’s ‘travel ban’

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban restricting entry to people from five Muslim-majority countries, delivering the president a major victory in a tortuous legal battle.

The win follows two embarrassing climbdowns for the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy on migrants crossing the Mexico border and with Trump under mounting pressure to legislate a solution to the immigration crisis, one of the most polarizing debates in US politics.

Conservative jurists prevailed over liberals in Tuesday’s majority opinion from America’s highest court. The 5-4 ruling validated the most recent version of the ban, which the Trump administration claims is driven by national security.

Trump pounced on the decision as a victory for his authority to defend national security. “Wow!” he tweeted just minutes after the ruling. (AFP)

Here’s a look at reactions to the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Trump’s travel ban.

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