9th Circuit Court Upholds freeze on Trump's Muslim Ban 2.0
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 14, 2017,
Jun 14, 2017, 21:51
Chair of the Committee on Migration for the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Bishop Joe Vasquez of Austin said he was "heartened" by the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals' decision.
They also ruled that the travel ban would break immigration law which outlaws discrimination on the grounds of nationality.
A three-judge panel at the San Francisco-based court said the president's administration failed to prove that the travel ban was needed to protect the country.
Sessions cautioned against placing "our nation at risk until we have the have the ability accurately and responsibly to vet those seeking entry here".
The ruling given on Monday against the travel ban was yet another block against Trump's efforts to prohibit entry of citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days while the United States government reviews their screening procedures.
Spicer told reporters that the White House is reviewing the opinion but maintains the order is "fully lawful".
As in previous rulings, the appeals panel cited remarks by Trump that seemed to contradict his administration's attorneys, who had argued that the order, despite the president's rhetoric, was narrow in scope and not discriminatory in nature.
He says "these are very unsafe times" and the USA needs "every available tool at our disposal to prevent terrorists from entering the United States and committing acts of bloodshed and violence".
Facebook/DonaldTrumpU.S. President Donald Trump on his visit to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
On 12 June, the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit largely affirmed a nationwide preliminary injunction against implementation of sections of the Administration's executive order that attempted to suspend and limit the US refugee resettlement program and also attempted to ban the entry of people from six Muslim-majority countries.
The 4th U.S. Circuit also has called Trump's national security concerns an after-the-fact justification for a policy that was "rooted in religious animus".
Another federal appeals court has upheld a decision blocking President Donald Trump's revised travel ban.