Albright: As an immigrant I am offended by Trump’s travel ban
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Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said Friday that Trump's executive order banning travel from six Muslim-majority countries is offensive to her as an immigrant.

In a message on Twitter, Albright ripped Trump for the "cruelty" of his executive order, which the Supreme Court this week allowed to take partial effect pending court arguments in the fall.

"As an immigrant and refugee, I am offended by the travel ban's cruelty," Albright wrote. "As a grandmother, I am insulted by its ignorance."

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On Monday, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the Trump administration could reinstate parts of the controversial travel ban, which lower courts had blocked in recent months.

The court ruled that anyone who could prove a "bona fide" relationship with a U.S. citizen or entity could be exempt from the temporary ban, which affects six countries in the Middle East.

"To prevent the government from pursuing that objective by enforcing [the ban] against foreign nationals unconnected to the United States would appreciably injure its interests without alleviating obvious hardship to anyone else," the court said on Monday.

Three conservative justices on the court — Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch — dissented in part from the court’s decision, saying said they would have reinstated the full ban.

The travel ban, which went into effect on Thursday, blocks many travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days. The countries affected are Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.