A federal judge in Seattle said Monday that a lawsuit challenging President Trump's travel ban shall move forward, denying a Justice Department request to hold back proceedings while an appellate court weighs in.
During a combative press conference Thursday, Trump called the Ninth Circuit Appeals Court's ruling to keep his ban against travel from seven Muslim-majority countries from going into effect "a bad decision".
Trump said the new order is being prepared in the light of the ninth circuit's February 9 ruling in which it refused to rescind a temporary restraining order that has halted the ban since February 3. That same day, a federal judge granted a temporary restraining order against the executive order, which banned travel to the US from seven majority-Muslim countries.
The litigation relating to the EO is still in its early stages, a fact the appeals court recognized in its decision when it stated that it weighed the relevant factors "in light of the limited evidence put forward by both parties at this very preliminary stage".
The three-judge panel said the states had raised "serious" allegations that the ban targets Muslims, and the courts could consider statements Trump had made about shutting down Muslim immigration.
President Donald Trump's administration said it will revise its travel ban order and does not want an appeals court review.
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In a statement, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said the case had "haunted" families across the country for decades. Ramos never faced criminal charges and has consistently denied having anything to do with Etan's death.
David Bier, an immigration policy analyst at the libertarian Cato Institute, wrote that "Trump's new policy would run afoul of at least one if not all three of (the) restrictions - nationality, place of birth, or place of residence - depending on how it was applied". Shortly after the Executive Order was announced people descended on airports in droves to protest the detention of people entering America from the aforementioned seven countries.
Trump's executive order to ban immigrants from other countries for a period of time is better for US citizens as well as protection, but that it will help create fairness with those who are registered as Americans.
The president also downplayed the chaos that erupted at airports around the world in the wake of the travel ban, as workers, students, people trying to visit families in the US and others with valid visas were either denied permission to board planes or turned away after arriving in the U.S. In only hours, almost 1,000 people were affected by the travel ban.
The Ninth Circuit Court states that while counseling deference to the national security determinations of the political branches, the Supreme Court states that the Government's "authority and expertise in [such] matters do not automatically trump the Court's own obligation to secure the protection that the Constitution grants to individuals, " even in times of war.
Many people speculate that Trump is going to explicitly exclude green card holders, because he kind of freaking has to. The order also prevented refugees from entering the country for 120 days. It was found that these searches had dropped by 17 per cent under Trump administration.
"The public has a powerful interest in national security and in the ability of an elected president to enact policies, and on the other, the public also has an interest in free flow of travel, in avoiding separation of families, and in freedom from discrimination".