International Rescue Committee Weighs In On 9th US Circuit Ruling
- Author: Leroy Wright Feb 14, 2017,
Feb 14, 2017, 2:30
US President Donald Trump has suffered another defeat in his battle to have a 90-day visitor ban restored on visitors to the United States from mostly Muslim countries. Asked about his now stalled immigration order, Trump revealed that his administration would soon reveal new national security measures.
The travel retail analyst said: "It suggests the turmoil over his ruling is putting off people travelling to the USA from many regions of the world, beyond the Middle East".
The states said Trump's travel ban harmed individuals, businesses and universities.
He also warned USA companies that do business in the U.S.to think twice about relocating outside the country, adding his administration is going to make it harder for them to leave.
"Remarkably, in the entire opinion, the panel did not bother even to cite this statute, which forms the principal statutory basis for the executive order", Wittes writes, as discussed on the cable morning show, which Trump reportedly watches religiously. The travel ban, which he enacted at the end of his first week in office, caused chaos at United States airports and gave rise to widespread protests.
The president has cast the order as crucial for national security.
The US Marshal's Service has declined to speak about details of the threats, or what additional security measures have been put in place.
"We are going to do whatever is necessary to keep our country safe", Trump said earlier Friday during a news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. We will not allow that to happen.
The president's comments were far more restrained than his angry reaction to last week's initial court ruling blocking the travel ban when he attacked both the "so-called judge" in that case and the ruling, which he called "ridiculous". "Could very well be, and I like to, I like to surprise you". That is the issue that the 9th Circuit has raised.
"Every single court option is on the table, including an appeal of the Ninth Circuit decision on the temporary restraining order to the Supreme Court", he said.
On Twitter Saturday morning, Trump expressed his displeasure with the court ruling, saying it is putting Americans at undue risk.
Pressure continued to mount on Mr Trump's executive order - which has now been suspended for nearly a week - on Friday, with Virginia becoming the latest state to file a challenge to the order.
On Thursday, the panel of three judges with the extremely liberal San Francisco-based Court delivered a unanimous decision that upheld a temporary restraining order suspending Trump's travel ban from seven Muslim-majority nations.
Given the Trump administration's "stated national security concerns, and the public interests at stake, the states respectfully submit that discovery should proceed without delay", Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said in his filing. Roughly 1,000 State Department career employees have signed a memo denouncing the executive order.