President Donald Trump‘s travel ban was dealt another big blow June 12, as a panel from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against a revised executive order that would limit travel from six predominately Muslim countries.
The three judges of the court issued a ruling that upheld an injunction that blocked parts of Trump’s travel ban. It’s the same court that refused to reinstate Trump’s original travel ban executive order in February.
We conclude that the President, in issuing the Executive Order, exceeded the scope of authority delegated to him by Congress. In suspending the entry of more than 180 million nationals from six countries, suspending the entry of all refugees and reducing the cap on the admission of refugees from 110,000 to 50,000 for the 2017 fiscal year, the President did not meet the essential precondition to exercising his delegated authority.
The President must make a sufficient finding that the entry of these classes of people would be ‘detrimental to the interests of the United States.’
The decision to do so comes after a federal judge in Hawaii blocked the temporary ban on refugees in March. That decision was appealed, and the three judges largely affirmed that ruling.
One part of the Executive Order that was lifted, however, allows the government to start reviewing its vetting procedures for those immigrants trying to enter the country.
Read the full decision in the document below:
9th Circuit Court Travel Ban Decision by Chris on Scribd
In the above ruling, the court made a lone reference to a Trump tweet June 5 saying that we need a “travel ban” for certain dangerous countries.
It seems highly likely that the June 12 decision by the court will be appealed to the Supreme Court.
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