COUNTRY’S MOST LIBERAL 9th U.S. CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS DENIED TRUMP’S REQUEST TO REINSTATE 7-MUSLIM COUNTRIES TRAVEL BAN
The country’s most liberal 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has denied the Justice Department’s request to immediately reinstate President Donald J. Trump’s refugee and immigration ban from seven Muslim countries.
Early Sunday morning a federal appeals court denied the Justice Department’s request for an immediate reinstatement of President Donald Trump’s ban on accepting certain travelers and refugees.
The DOJ filed an appeal of a judge’s order temporarily stopping Trump’s travel ban on Saturday night, saying it’s the “sovereign prerogative” of a president to admit or exclude aliens.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco instead asked for the Justice Department to file a counter-response by Monday afternoon.
The higher court’s denial of an immediate stay means the legal battles will continue for days at least.
The appeal stated that the district court’s ruling “conflicts with the basic principle that an alien seeking initial admission to the United States requests a privilege and has no constitutional rights regarding his application.”
The appeal also said the temporary order blocking Trump’s ban was an overreach of judicial authority. The order was issued by U.S. District Judge James Robart in Seattle.