The Trump administration is all set to partially implement its travel ban against people coming from six Muslim majority nations.
Being enforced from tonight 8 pm (5:30 am IST), officials said the travel ban is being rolled out across the country as part of its effort to prevent people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the US.
The move comes after the US Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the vast majority of the US President’s March 6 ‘Executive Order Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States’ could go into effect.
“As recent events have shown, we are living in a very dangerous time, and the US government needs every available tool to prevent terrorists from entering the country and committing acts of bloodshed and violence. And as the President reiterated following Monday’s ruling, his number one responsibility as Commander-in-Chief is to keep the American people safe,” said a senior administration official.
Ahead of its implementation, officials hoped to have business as usual at the airports.
“We expect business as usual at the ports of entry starting at 8:00 pm tonight. There have been reports of people who have already indicated that they would like to be there to either cause chaos or to protest. Lawyers have indicated they would like to be at the ports of entry to assist people,” a senior administration official said.