Trump’s Appeal To Reinstate Travel Ban Fails

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The U.S. appeals court has denied the Trump administration’s request to reinstate their controversial travel ban.

 

The ruling, means that the travel ban remains in place until the full case has been heard, the BBC reports. U.S. District Senior Judge James Robart issued a nationwide restraining order on Friday, which blocked the travel ban put in place by President Trump last week. The ban which was created through an executive order, attempted to block people from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States.

 

The Trump administration claimed that they made the order on national security grounds, but Judge Robart disagreed, saying that for the order to be constitutional it had to be based in fact, as opposed to fiction. This was in reference to the administration’s use of the 9/11 attack in their justification, as it turned out there had been no terrorist attacks actually carried out by people from those seven counties since.

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It’s believed that due to the higher court’s denial of an immediate stay, legal battles over the ban will continue into the coming weeks… The Justice Department had argued states did not have the authority to challenge Mr Trump’s executive order nor the right to question his judgement on national security, although they added that it conflicted a ruling by another federal judge in Boston, who had upheld Trump’s executive order.

Having a background as a businessman who’s clearly not used to people telling him “no”, Trump took to Twitter condemn the decision.

 

Lets not forget that just because this travel ban has been lifted, doesn’t mean border security will cease. You would hope that the President of the U.S. would understand that, right? His comments aren’t especially helpful and will no doubt cause more derision, and more anger from his supporters; whilst it also shows a lack of respect for legal processes. Once countries start ignoring existing law, reason is there much point trying to live in a true democracy.

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