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Supreme Court allows President Trump's travel ban to take effect

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The Latest: Trump campaign applauds travel ban ruling
    
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the Trump administration's travel ban against residents of six mostly Muslim countries (all times local):
    
5:45 p.m.
    
President Donald Trump's re-election campaign is applauding the Supreme Court's decision Monday allowing the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries.
    
The campaign's Executive Director Michael Glassner says in a statement that Trump's immigration policies "have always been about one thing: keeping Americans safe from people who seek to do us harm and attack our freedoms."
    
He says, "All Americans should take heart that President Trump is fully committed to Making America Safe Again, and will continue the fight to ensure their safety no matter what."
    
The court's decision is not a final ruling on the travel ban, but the action indicates the high court might eventually approve it.
    
Previously Reported: 
    
4:18 p.m.
    
The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries.
    
The justices say in an order Monday that the policy can take full effect even as legal challenges against it make their way through the courts.
    
The ban applies to travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Lower courts had said people from those nations with a claim of a "bona fide" relationship with someone in the United States could not be kept out of the country. Grandparents, cousins and other relatives were among those courts said could not be excluded.
    
Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor would have left the lower court orders in place..

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