- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 27, 2018

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller is applauding the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling upholding President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries despite being “deeply troubled” by an earlier version of the ban.

Heller’s spokeswoman Megan Taylor said in a statement to the Reno Gazette Journal that Heller believes the court got it right and Trump’s policy has been “significantly narrowed” from the initial version and is based on “legitimate national security interests.”

Heller said last year he was “deeply troubled by the appearance of a religious ban” in the original order.

The order upheld by the court applies to travelers from five majority Muslim countries, along with North Korea and Venezuela.

Critics say the ban affects very few travelers from North Korea and Venezuela and the countries may have been included to avoid discrimination allegations.



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