Trump’s travel ban hits California
The Trump administration has suspended new travel bans on some of the country’s most popular tourist destinations.
The move comes after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states can deny visas to foreign nationals if they support policies that violate the Constitution.
The court also allowed the government to expand a previous ban that barred travelers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
California’s ban is one of three that are set to expire in January, along with those from New York, Pennsylvania and Minnesota.
California, along the East Coast, is home to many of the world’s largest cities and the largest concentration of U.N. peacekeepers in the world.
Its ban includes all but three Muslim-majority nations, but not the countries listed in the original travel ban.
Gavin Newsom announced Friday that he is imposing a one-month extension of the travel ban that was in effect on Wednesday.
The ban is set to last through the end of January.
Newsom said in a statement Friday that the state is “working to ensure that all Californians will have access to the free travel that the executive order provides.”