Ninth Circuit Denies Trump's Travel Ban

Posted February 17, 2017

A federal judge in Seattle said Monday that a lawsuit challenging President Trump's travel ban shall move forward, denying a Justice Department request to hold back proceedings while an appellate court weighs in.

"We're going to put in a new executive order next week sometime", Trump said at his extended news conference on Thursday.

Many people were prevented from traveling to the USA and others were denied entry on arrival after the release of Trump's executive order.

"Rather than continuing this litigation, the President intends in the near future to rescind the Order and replace it with a new, substantially revised Executive Order to eliminate what the panel erroneously thought were constitutional concerns", the lawyers wrote.

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Trump's 27 January 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.

Trump explained that Michael Flynn, his national security adviser until this week, was asked to resign because "he didn't tell our vice president properly, and then he said he didn't remember", the conversations.

Monday saw new challenges to President Trump's court-frozen immigration Executive Order when two former secretaries of state claimed the order undermined national security and almost 100 Silicon Valley tech companies stated that it will prevent the best minds from coming to United States. Less than 24-hours after the order was signed, Washington state's attorney general - who was later joined with overwhelming support from a number of other states - sued Trump on the basis that the order was "unconstitutional".

According to Trump, he believes that they will now "win the battle" and that they have numerous choices, including making a new one."We're going to have very, very strong vetting".

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Trump's executive order to ban immigrants from other countries for a period of time is better for USA citizens as well as protection, but that it will help create fairness with those who are registered as Americans. A Federal Judge in Brooklyn came out on the side of the ACLU and blocked part of 45's travel ban that threatened to deport people as they arrived at the airport.

During the news conference, Trump said that about 80 percent of the 9th Circuit's arguments had been overturned by the Supreme Court from 2010 to 2015.

He said his new order would seek to address the issues raised by the court, even as he attacked its reasoning.

The Justice Department requested the appeals court to intervene on Sunday proclaiming that it was not a lower court's place to second-guessing the president's judgment on a national security matter. And the Trump administration will soon learn: Black robes matter.

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"Essentially, plaintiffs argue that the United States Constitution grants nonresident aliens located overseas due-process, equal-protection, and Establishment-Clause rights regarding admission into the United States", Paxton wrote, adding that he is "aware of no case extending those rights anywhere close to the extent that plaintiffs assert". But Washington state and Minnesota challenged the constitutionality of the order, saying the ban illegally targets Muslims.