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U.S. Supreme Court allows Trump's refugee ban to proceed

Staff Writer | September 13, 2017
The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed President Donald Trump's ban on refugees from entering the U.S. to continue.
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In a one-sentence order, the top court said it would block a lower court ruling upending the controversial policy pending "further order of this Court" one day after it agreed to an emergency request from the Justice Department to block the appellate ruling.

If the refugee ban had been overridden, roughly 24,000 refugees would have been allowed into the country by November.

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments over the wider travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries on Oct. 10.

In addition to freezing new visas for travelers coming from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, the ban also seeks to halt refugee admittance from countries around the world.