US Supreme Court upholds Trump’s travel ban

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Sarah Zaman in “View 360” covered these topics:
• The U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s travel ban in a 5-4 ruling that supported broad powers for the president to protect national security. The travel ban, which was challenged several times by courts around the country, restricts entry from seven countries to varying degrees: Iran, North Korea, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Venezuela. Five majority-Muslim countries are covered. Four aren’t. Guess where the president does business. Meanwhile, led by Democratic attorneys general, 17 states, including Washington, New York and California, sued the Trump administration in an effort to force officials to reunite migrant families who have been separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.
• On the eve of a decisive EU Council summit – where the 28 EU leaders will try to find a political solution to the migration issue and reform the Dublin asylum regulation – Avaaz provided EURACTIV with the results of the poll, conducted in France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
• Tadamichi Yamamoto, head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), briefed ambassadors on what he called the current “politically dynamic period� that has seen ceasefires by the Government and the Taliban extremist group and preparations for elections in October.
“The key political events of peace and elections are far from assured but we are seeing unprecedented opportunities to make progress to seek peace and to consolidate the political foundation for the future,� he said.
The unilateral ceasefires were held earlier this month during the celebrations marking the end of Ramadan.