Travel ban ruling 'victory for national security' - Trump

2017-06-26 19:30
President Donald Trump. (Charlie Neibergall, AP)

President Donald Trump. (Charlie Neibergall, AP)

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Washington - The US Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear the case on President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban targeting citizens from six predominantly Muslim countries.

The high court also ruled that the measure can partially take effect - a win for the Republican leader, who has insisted it is necessary for national security, despite criticism that it singles out Muslims in violation of the US constitution.

Trump hailed the Supreme Court ruling as a victory for national security.

"Today's unanimous Supreme Court decision is a clear victory for our national security," Trump said in a White House statement.

"It allows the travel suspension for the six terror-prone countries and the refugee suspension to become largely effective. As president, I cannot allow people into our country who want to do us harm."

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