DHS to consult with other departments before travel ban implementation

DHS to consult with other departments before travel ban implementation
© Greg Nash

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Monday said it will give further details on the implementation of President Trump's travel ban after consulting with the Departments of Justice and State.

The comments come after the Supreme Court on Monday granted the Trump administration's request to reinstate part of the travel ban meant to temporarily block people from six predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. 

The DHS said in a statement the Supreme Court has allowed the department to "largely implement the President's executive order and take rational and necessary steps to protect our nation from persons looking to enter and potentially do harm."
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"The granting of a partial stay of the circuit injunctions with regard to many aliens abroad restores to the Executive Branch crucial and long-held constitutional authority to defend our national borders," the DHS said in the statement.

"The Department will provide additional details on implementation after consultation with the Departments of Justice and State," it continued.

"The implementation of the Executive Order will be done professionally, with clear and sufficient public notice, particularly to potentially affected travelers, and in coordination with partners in the travel industry."

The Supreme Court will hear the government's appeal of lower court rulings that had prevented the ban from going into place.

As a result of the decision of the Supreme Court, people who do not have a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States would be barred from entry once the order goes into effect.

Earlier this month, Trump made changes to his revised travel ban to prevent the Supreme Court from declaring it moot because it was set to expire.

He directed federal agencies to begin the 90-day ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority nations and a 120-day ban on refugees 72 hours after lower court orders blocking it are lifted.