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DHS Secretary: Court’s Ruling Against Trump Travel Ban A ‘Big Win’ For Administration

Dept. of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly recently claimed that a second appeals court ruling to uphold a block on President Trump‘s revised travel ban this week is actually a “big win” for the President.

Speaking with CNN, Kelly said that the decision by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will allow the Trump administration to review vetting procedures as the case continues to go through the court system.

“This is a win for the Trump administration,” Kelly said. “Our ability now to do what we should have been able to do from Day 1, and that is to look at the conditions in every country on the planet, so to speak, and decide which ones is the procedure by which they come to the United States, either as tourists or students as refugees, which ones are where we want to be in terms of determining, A, who they are, and B, why they’re coming to our country. ”

In May, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., ruled against the travel ban that would have suspended travel from six majority-Muslim countries deemed by the Trump administration to pose the biggest potential threat.

The Supreme Court is expected to make the ultimate decision regarding the travel ban, perhaps as early as this week.

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