What's happening with President Trump's travel ban?

As many as a thousand people gathered in protest.
People gather in protest of Donald Trump's executive order banning refugees at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.
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President Trump issued an executive order in March that suspended the U.S. refugee program for four months. It also restricted travel from six majority-Muslim countries. The ban has been on hold because two federal appellate courts blocked it.

This week, however, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would hear arguments about the ban in October. It also permitted part of the travel ban to be implemented now, but blocked another part of it.

So what is the current status of the ban? What does it mean for international travelers, refugees, immigrants and Americans? What are the political arguments for and against the ban? And what will happen to the ban in the future?

MPR News host Kerri Miller talked to Kimberly Atkins, chief Washington reporter and columnist for the Boston Herald and William Stock, an immigration attorney and former president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association about the fate of the travel ban.

Use the audio player above to hear the full segment.

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