Photo: People walk out after the U.S. Supreme Court granted parts of the Trump administration's emergency request to put his travel ban into effect immediately while the legal battle continues, in Washington, U.S., June 26, 2017. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters)
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The Supreme Court ruled today that a limited form of President Trump’s travel ban may stay in effect until it considers the case in the fall. The justices also agreed to hear a case involving a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. And it sided with a Missouri Lutheran Church in a big church versus state decision.
It’s been about five months since President Trump introduced his three-month travel ban. The executive order limits travel from six Muslim-majority countries for 90 days, and suspends the U.S. refugee program for 120 days. It was designed to give the government time to review and tighten the vetting process for foreigners coming here from those countries. Since the government has had several months to review its vetting and security processes, is the ban even needed anymore?
The Trump administration’s crackdown on immigration has spurred Mexican cartels to spruce up their smuggling tunnels. People and contraband are now coming into the U.S. through much more sophisticated, high-tech underground routes.
Roxane Gay was gang raped when she was 12 years old. She didn’t tell anyone because she was filled with shame. To cope, she filled herself up food. She gained hundreds of pounds. She’s written a memoir about her body and what it’s like living in the world when you’re really fat.
Roxane Gay is the author of “Bad Feminist,” “Difficult Women,” and “Hunger.” (Photo by Jay Grabiec)
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