Trumps Travel Ban is against law says Appeals court

The federal appeals court panel has made it clear that Trump’s Travel ban is against law. On Friday a panel of US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled that latest version of President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban violates the law.

“For the third time, we are called upon to assess the legality of the president’s efforts to bar over 150 million nationals of six Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States or being issued immigrant visas that they would ordinarily be qualified to receive,”– the panel said.

“We conclude that the president’s issuance of the proclamation once again exceeds the scope of his delegated authority.”

The Justice Department has argued that the president operated within his authority and that the latest ban was inked after an extensive process in which the United States negotiated with other countries for data on their travelers.

“We are pleased that the Supreme Court has already allowed the government to implement the Proclamation and keep all Americans safe while this matter is litigated. We continue to believe that the order should be allowed to take effect in its entirety.” — said Lauren Ehrsam,  Justice Department spokeswoman.

In a 77-page decision, the three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled said Trump has exceeded his lawful authority in issuing bans.

People from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen have been severely affected by Trump governments Travel Ban.

Judges also said the government has failed to submit enough findings to prove that ban on these countries would be “detrimental to the interests of the United States.”

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The decision, however, will remain on hold pending any review from the Supreme Court.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit is considering a separate challenge to the ban.

 

 

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