FEDERAL APPEALS COURT BLOCKS TRAVEL BAN
President Donald Trump’s revised ‘travel ban’ has suffered another setback as a second Appeals court has upheld a decision to block it. The President’s travel ban restricted people from six countries from gaining access into the United States of America for a specified period of time.
The injunction was issued by a unanimous three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on the grounds that the ban was discriminatory after a challenge by the state of Hawaii.
The 3 month ban was to apply to people from Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. The President’s travel ban also called for a 120-day ban on all refugees.
While reading out the judgment, the panel of judges explained that the ban violated U.S. immigration law by discriminating against people based on their nationality. They also stated that the President failed to prove beyond reasonable doubts that their entry into the country would hurt American.
"Immigration, even for the president, is not a one-person show," the judges said. "The president's authority is subject to certain statutory and constitutional restraints."
The judges argued that the President’s travel ban was targeted at discriminating against Islam and not for national security reasons.
The administration said the order was made to prevent terrorism in the country.
This ruling makes valid an initial judgment by U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii.
It would also be recalled that the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia ruled against the ‘travel ban’ late last month pointing to the president's campaign statements as evidence that the 90-day ban is "steeped in animus and directed at a single religious group."
The administration has since appealed that ruling and filed an emergency request with the Supreme Court to block the Hawaii and Maryland rulings and revive the travel ban.
The Hawaii court had described President Trump's executive order as a "thinly veiled Muslim ban".
The American people are fed up with these Circuit Court judges playing politics and playing with the American peoples' lives. The Majority of American sees this ban as a temporary pause on immigration so that the U.S. can properly vet people that comes from countries with no system in place to identify them. Since the Circuit Court has a problem with doing their job, looks like this case will be headed to the Supreme Court.
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