Saturday, February 11, 2017

Appeals Court Upholds Suspension of Trump's Immigration Order

Appeals Court Upholds Suspension of Trump's Immigration Order

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The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in San Francisco, unanimously upheld a temporary suspension of President Trump's executive order which temporarily restricts travelers from seven Muslim nations that are hotbeds of terrorism.  The executive order issues a 90-day pause on all immigrants from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Sudan, and Somalia on January 27.  The order banned all refugees for 120 days and it imposed an indefinite pause on Syrian refugees.  Judge James Robart , of the Federal District Order in Seattle, issued a temporary restraining order on Trump's executive last weekend after the states of Washington and Minnesota sued.  Attorneys from the Justice Department appealed Robart's ruling arguing that the president's executive order gives him the authority to place restrictions on people coming into this country.  The case could head to the Supreme Court.

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