Share U.S. Immigration Travel Ban Trump Travel Ban President Donald Trump can fully enforce his immigration travel ban against six majority-Muslim countries even as legal challenges make their way through the courts, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. The ban applies to travelers from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Chad. Lower courts previously ruled that travelers from those countries with “bona fide” connections to the U.S. could continue to enter the country while legal challenges were pending. The Supreme Court order is temporary. Keep up with this story and more by subscribing now The justices, with Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissenting, ruled that the order would remain in effect until two appeals courts issue rulings later this week. The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hold a hearing in Seattle on December 6, and the Richmond, Virginia-based Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has its hearing on December 8 to determine the legality of the travel ban. The Supreme Court urged the appeals courts to issue swift rulings. If the Supreme Court decides to again hear the case after the appeals courts issue rulings, the order will remain in effect until a decision is made, the justices ruled. A man holds a sign reading "NYC hearts Muslims" as two other people hold signs reading "Back the Ban" and "Keep Syrians Out" at protests against and for President Donald Trump's limited travel ban, approved by the U.S. Supreme Court, in New York City June 29, 2017. JOE PENNEY/REUTERS Immigrant advocates said Monday’s ruling is a blow to those who have fought Trump’s travel ban since January. “It is a devastating blow to everyone who has stood up to these Islamophobic Muslim bans since their initiation in January,” said Karen Tumlin, legal director at National Immigration Law Center, an immigration rights group that is challenging the travel ban. The ruling gave no indication that the Supreme Court weighed inflammatory remarks or tweets made by Trump about Muslims, or his campaign promise to implement a full Muslim ban. Just last week, Trump retweeted three videos posted by Jayda Fransen, deputy leader of Britain First, a far-right British