Appeals Court Upholds Block on Trump’s Travel Ban
Washington, D.C.: A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld the block on Trump’s travel ban that restricted citizens from six Muslim nations entering the country.
The Trump administration said it would go to the Supreme Court.
“The Department of Justice will continue to vigorously defend the power and duty of the executive branch, and will seek review of this case in the United States Supreme Court,” said Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
In a 10-3 ruling, the 4th US court of Appeals passed the decision against the Trump’s executive order.
The court has pointed out that Trump as presidential candidate made many anti-Muslim statements that tell about his intentions.
“The Department of Justice strongly disagrees with the decision of the divided court, which blocks the president’s efforts to strengthen this country’s national security,” Sessions said.
Trump has signed an executive order banning the six nations – Iran, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen – from entering the United States for 90 days and all refugees for about 120 days. The order stated that the immigration framework has to be tightened with these countries and that the temporary ban would allow the immigrant officials to review the rules with these nations.
Some countries are not sharing the information required to properly vet the immigrants and that these nations have to be more transparent, the order stated.
However, a judge from Hawaii blocked the President Trump’s new travel ban about two months ago. Now, the 4th Court of Appeals has upheld the block.
“Then-candidate Trump campaign statement reveal that on numerous occasions, he expressed anti-Muslim sentiment, as well as his intent, if elected, to ban Muslims from the United States,” the court said.
The court said that the president’s power couldn’t go unchecked. “As here, when the president wields his power through an executive edict that stands to cause irreparable harm to individuals across this nation,” the court said.