Trump’s Travel Ban Blocked by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia
On Thursday the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia refused to reinstate President Trump’s temporary travel ban for six Muslim-majority nations. In a 10-3 decision, a majority of judges on the appeals court said they were “unconvinced” the travel order had more to do with national security concerns than a “Muslim ban.”
The injunction against the travel ban was maintained by the court its determination that the challengers were likely to suffer “irreparable harm” if the ban were implemented and that it might violate the U.S. Constitution. Using the ruling by a Maryland-based federal judge that blocked part of Trump’s March 6 executive order barring travelers from Libya, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days while the government put in place stricter visa screening, to make its decision; the court voted against President Trump’s Travel Ban.
Did you get that? The court feels that it would cause “irreparable harm” to potential terrorist who can flock into our country and take American lives! This is the statement about the ruling that was written by the chief judge of the circuit, Roger L. Gregory, according to ABC News.
Judge Paul Niemeyer weighed in with the decision by saying that the ban will make the U.S. more dangerous.
Judge Dennis Shedd, one of the 3 who did not support the ruling, stated, “Regrettably, at the end of the day, the real losers in this case are the millions of individual Americans whose security is threatened on a daily basis by those who seek to do us harm.”
These cases are most likely headed for the U.S. Supreme court. The director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, Omar Jadwat, stated that President Trump’s Muslim ban violates the Constitution by noting “The Constitution’s prohibition on actions disfavoring or condemning any religion is a fundamental protection for all of us, and we can all be glad that the court today rejected the government’s request to set that principle aside.”
Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a statement alluding to U.S. Code Title 8 Ch.12 Sub. II Part II, which applies to Inadmissible aliens:
“Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interest of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he deem to be appropriate.”
Sessions concluded, "President Trump's executive order is well within his lawful authority to keep the Nation safe...As the dissenting judges explained, the executive order is a constitutional exercise of the President's duty to protect our communities from terrorism."
It’s quite obvious that there is a great deal of liberal “hog wash” going on here! These judges sit in their respective position with measures of protection surrounding them and make decisions that put the lives of the American people in danger. It’s time for an overhaul of our judicial system. The swamp is a contagious cesspool that threatens the very core of this society. Judges included!
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