Monday, 21 August, 2017

Trump admin amends travel ban date to keep legal battle alive

Trump’s Tweet mentioned in Hawaii v. Trump court opinion Trump’s Tweet mentioned in Hawaii v. Trump court opinion
Wilma Wheeler | 15 June, 2017, 02:31

"President Trump knows that the country he has been elected to lead is threatened daily by terrorists who believe in a radical ideology, and that there are active plots to infiltrate the U.S. immigration system - just as occurred prior to 9/11", Sessions said in a statement on Monday. He says the president was within his lawful authority to enact the temporary ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority nations.

The president tweeted early Tuesday, "well, as predicted, the 9th Circuit did it again - Ruled against the TRAVEL BAN at such a unsafe time in the history of our country. S.C".

The Supreme Court brief filed by CCP and PPLI argues that the Supreme Court should take the travel-ban case in order to uphold precedents established in recent campaign finance cases, such as Citizens United v. That ruling said the executive order violated USA immigration law.

He says "these are very risky 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". The 9th U.S. Circuit Court lifted that narrow part of their stay on the executive order while maintaining other stays that prevent wider implementation.

The judges say the president violated USA immigration law by discriminating against people based on their nationality and that Trump failed to show their entry into the country would hurt American interests.

They also ruled that the travel ban would break immigration law which outlaws discrimination on the grounds of nationality.

On Monday, three judges on a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld an earlier decision by a Hawaii federal judge to block the government from enforcing the travel executive order.

The government has already asked the high court to review a similar ruling last month from the federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia.

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