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US Travel Ban Goes Into Effect

The US Department of State has ordered six embassies in all ports of entry to ban visitors after the US Supreme Court unanimously approved the Trump Administration's controversial decisions.

The enforcement began on Wednesday evening, 72 hours after the verdict.

This ban applies to Muslim citizens of Iran, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. The first orders of President Donald Trump, issued on January 27, were also applied to Iraq, but were later excluded because of the presence of US troops. The order also suspended Syrian refugees indefinitely.

"The Department of State will, in accordance with a presidential decree complying with the unanimous order of the Supreme Court for the purpose of maximizing national security, will orderly carry out" order to protect the state from terrorism entry into the United States from foreign countries. " "We have been instructed to begin implementation within 72 hours of our stay," the Washington State statement said.

On Monday, the Supreme Court allowed some of President Donald Trump 's travel ban to take effect this fall, when he agreed to hear oral debate.

The court has allowed the ban on foreign nationals, which "have no good relationship with any individual or group in the United States," to take effect.

Examples of formal relationships include students enrolled in US universities and employees who accept companies and jobs in the United States.

Trump called this decision "a clear victory for national security."

"As president, I can not allow our nation to hurt us," the statement said in a statement. "I want people who can love the United States and all its citizens, work hard and be productive."

The US State Department said it would provide further details on its implementation after consulting with the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security. "We will continue to inform travelers in the United States and our travel industry," he said.

Since the Supreme Court exempted relatives of legitimate US citizens, including students, from the ban, the number of people and persons affected by the decision is still unclear. Human rights activists warned Wednesday that confusion is harmful considering the delicacy of the refugee process.

Lavinia Limón, Chair of the US Refugee Committee, said in a statement, "We know that people will be hurt and there will be many divisions and confusion."

"People wait two years and then go to the plane next week," he says.

"It is cruel to imagine that after the war and finally waiting for a few years, we are ready to go next week, this is what happens."

The Civil Liberties Union, which challenged the travel ban in the court, said the "goodwill" clause applies to the most successful visa applicants in the six countries.

Omar Jadwat, director of the Immigrant Rights Project at the ACLU, said in a news briefing, "This order can only be implemented in the narrowest part of the prohibition clause, if properly interpreted.

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