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U.S. Supreme Court blocks ruling that limited Trump refugee ban
September 12, 2017 / 10:50 PM / 3 months ago

U.S. Supreme Court blocks ruling that limited Trump refugee ban

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed President Donald Trump to implement broadly a ban on refugees entering the country from around the world.

U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington D.C., August 30, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

The justices granted a request from the Trump administration to block a federal appeals court decision that, according to the Justice Department, would have allowed up to 24,000 additional refugees to enter the United States than would otherwise have been eligible.

Reporting by Dan Levine in San Francisco; Editing by Chris Reese

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