The US Supreme court, in a momentous deliverance, has acquiesced to Trump Government’s Immigration Banning Policy. In the light of the pandemic outbreak, Trump cited related legal powers to suspend the issuance of green cards for 60 days.
His notification, covering thousands of foreigners waiting to return to their homeland, ratcheted up tensions over authority he has seized for an anti-immigration agenda, now amid the Covid-19 pandemic, and the approval he has won from the court’s conservative majority.
Upending, America’s long tradition of immigrants inflow and the empowered workforce therein, Trump has been relentlessly trying to whitewash the US and American culture of its immigrants.
The POTUS implemented a travel ban for certain majority-Muslim countries in 2018 and, more recently, moved forward with border wall funding and new rules for low-income green card applicants, inducing chagrin from the mass. In tandem with this trend, trump citing ‘presidential authority’ on Monday night, wrote on Twitter, “In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens. I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!”
This exempts several categories of people, namely spouses and minor children of US citizens, health care professionals, and members of the US Armed forces and their spouses and children. Also, the Covid-19 pandemic had already mostly stopped immigration through border restrictions and the suspension of visa services.
The President justified saying, “This order will ensure that unemployed Americans of all backgrounds will be first in line for jobs as our economy reopens,” Trump said on Wednesday. “Crucially, we’ll also preserve our health care resources for American patients. We have to take care of our patients; we have to take care of our great American workers.”
In 2018, Trump asserted his third version of Travel Ban law and Writing for the five-justice majority in Trump v. Hawaii, CJ John Roberts stressed that he would consider President’s “broad discretion to suspend the entry of aliens into the United States” if he finds they “would be detrimental to the interests” of the country.
Trump’s travel ban, which traced to his early days in office, “is an act that is well within executive authority and could have been taken by any other President,” Roberts wrote.
He stressed that the court was considering “the authority of the Presidency itself,” rather than focusing on past statements Trump had made.”