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US Supreme Court Upholds Trump Travel Ban

U.S. -- Ellie Smith, a college associate with Fox News, runs to deliver the news that the Supreme Court will allow part of US President Donald J. Trump's travel ban, which sought to ban visitors to the US from six predominantly Muslim countries, to go int
Washington, June 26, 2018 (AFP)

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld President Donald Trump's controversial ban on travelers from five mostly Muslim countries -- a big victory for the Republican leader after a tortuous legal battle.

The justices ruled 5-4 that the most recent version of the ban, which the administration claims is justified by national security concerns, was valid.

The version at issue includes North Korea with the five mainly Muslim nations -- Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen.

Certain officials from Venezuela are also targeted by the measure.