Friday, 10 February 2017

Donald Trump Threatens Court Action, as He Loses Bid to Enforce Travel ban

President Donald Trump of the United States of America has again lost his bid to enforce the controversial travel ban imposed on citizens of seven Islamic nations.

A US Federal Appeal Court on Thursday unanimously upheld the temporary suspension of President Donald Trump’s order.

The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruling came in a challenge to Trump’s order filed by the states of Washington and Minnesota.

The US Supreme Court is expected to determine the case’s final outcome. The White House said it has no immediate comment but President Trump on one of his Twitter platforms wrote: “See you in court, the security of our nation is at stake!

The January 27 executive order barred entry for citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days and imposed a 120-day halt on all refugees, except refugees from Syria who are barred indefinitely.

The order was first given by Judge James Robart of the Federal court in Seattle, state of Washington.

The latest ruling acknowledged the competing public interests of national security and free flow of travel but that the US Government had not offered “any evidence” of national security concerns to justify banning the seven countries.

They judges added that the government did not show evidence that any person from the affected countries had perpetrated a terrorist attack in the United States.

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