WASHINGTON: The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive policy on refugees.
The justices on Wednesday agreed to an administration request to block a lower court ruling that would have eased the refugee ban and allowed up to 24,000 refugees to enter the country before the end of October.
The order was not the court’s last word on the travel policy that President Donald Trump first rolled out in January. The justices are scheduled to hear arguments on October 10 on the legality of the bans on travellers from six mostly-Muslim countries and refugees anywhere in the world.
It’s unclear, though, what will be left for the court to decide. The 90-day travel ban lapses in late September and the 120-day refugee ban will expire a month later. The administration has yet to if it will renew the bans, make them permanent or expand it.