Appeals court bars new Trump travel ban

President Trump's new executive order (EO), "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States", which would have gone into effect March 16, 2017, temporarily bans USA entry for nationals from six Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

There are similar cases under appeal in other judicial circuits as well. The countries were not chosen because they are predominantly Muslim but because they present terrorism risks, the administration said.

When that initial ban became tied up in the courts, the Trump administration chose to issue a revised executive order.

In his statement on the matter, Chief Judge Roger Gregory said that revisions removing any mention of religion from the second executive order did not hide the real motive: "President Trump's desire to exclude Muslims from the United States".

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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle heard arguments in the Hawaii case earlier this month, but has yet to rule. "President Trump's executive order is well within his lawful authority to keep the Nation safe", Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. The court ruled 10-3 that the ban likely violates the Constitution and upheld a lower court ruling blocking the Republican administration from enforcing the travel ban unveiled in March, a revised version of the policy first issued in January.

The appeals court was reviewing a March ruling by a federal judge that blocked part of Trump's 6 March executive order barring people from Libya, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days while the government put in place stricter visa screening. The decision is a blow for the Trump administration and the travel ban which has repeatedly been blocked by USA courts.

In the ruling, the judges said they were unconvinced that the measures were ordered for the sake of national security. "Judges also noted the presence on the Trump campaign website of the "Muslim ban" promise, which was only taken down Monday afternoon after it was brought up in the daily White House briefing".

The Justice Department responded to the ruling by saying that it would appeal to the Supreme Court. The move caused widespread disruptions at global airports and protests from Muslims, rights groups and others. It also got rid of language that would give priority to religious minorities and removed Iraq from the list of banned countries.

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"The Fourth Circuit has confirmed what we already know: Donald Trump's travel ban is anti-Muslim, un-American, and unconstitutional".

"Although the Supreme Court has certainly encouraged deference in our review of immigration matters that implicate national security interests", he wrote, "it has not countenanced judicial abdication, especially where constitutional rights, values, and principles are at stake".

Critics said the changes don't erase the legal problems with the ban. Still, he said, "Supreme Court justices don't always vote in ideological lockstep".

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