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Supreme Court Allows Trump To Ban Muslims In The US And Twitter Reacts

On September 12, 2017, the Supreme Court passed a rule that allows President Trump and his government to bring in action its restrictive policy of the ban on refugees. Yes, the justices have agreed to the administration's request to block the lower court's verdict which could have eased refugees issue by allowing more than 24,000 immigrants to enter the USA before the end of October. However, the orders aren't the last words from the court on the travel policy which President Trump first rolled in January. The world we are living in today, shows its quick reaction on social media platforms, and no doubt when such a big decision has come from Supreme Court and that too in favour of Donald Trump, Twitter was meant to react. Have a look!

In their initial statements Justice Kennedy has said:

"The application for stay of mandate presented to Justice Kennedy and by him referred to the Court is granted, and the issuance of the term of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in case No. 17-16426 is stayed with respect to refugees covered by a formal assurance, pending further order of this Court," reports Daily Mail. 

Pictures from the small protests going on in Seattle, USA.

October 10 will be a crucial day for the USA and other six Muslim countries which are included in the travel ban. It's hard to decide what will become of this decision from the court, but the 90-day travel ban will end in the late September, whereas the 120-day ban will expire on October 10 of 2017.

The administration is unclear.

When asked, the Trump administration replied that they're yet to decide on this ban and it will be imposed on other Muslim countries as well. What's interesting to notice is, the Lower Courts had rejected the idea of imposing a ban on any Muslim or non-Muslim country for that matter, because it violates the Constitutional and federal law on immigration.

The high court will review the rulings.

The High Court hasn't been involved in this case much, and the only intervention from the court so far has been to decide what part of the policy can take effect in the meantime.

One social media user said, "Finally, the court lets the President do his job."

People who have cousins and grandparents in the US will not be excluded from the country according to the new travel ban, as the Trump administration had asked. However, the Trump administration has agreed to the recent order of exclusion of such immigrants.

Reactions on Twitter

A Tweet from pro-Trump supported read on Twitter "Thank you, Justice Kennedy, for our country just got safer on 9/11."

A tweet from Amy Mek.

Amy, a Twitter user, shared a short clip which shows the horrifying scenes of attack which took place in the US on 9/11. To which another Twitterati replied, "This is why I have #Islamophobia, this is why we want a #TravelBan."

Melania will have to leave the US?

One social media user expressed his views on the travel ban ruling from the court and claimed that it is time for Melania to go back as she worked in the US illegally.

Examples swirling on the internet.

A Twitter user creatively used a poster and the example of skittles to explain the Syrian refugee problem in the USA.

Are people growing used to Trump and his actions?

If you have followed Trump and his campaign since the announcement of his name as running candidate for the American presidency, you will notice that his take on Muslims and Islamic countries had been slammed by people and the world leaders.The time has changed, and today when Supreme Court announced results on travel ban in Trump's favour, there weren't many hate comments on social media accounts as we'd expect.If this is temporary of something big, only time can tell.More updates will be added to this story soon.That's all, folks!