United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Upholds the Stay of President Trump’s Travel Ban
By Keshab Raj Seadie | January 27, 2017
On Thursday, a federal appeals court ruled that the stay on President Donald J. Trump’s travel ban barring citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. remains in effect. This means people from these countries cannot be denied entry to the U.S. based on their nationality.
President Trump issued the travel ban by Executive Order on Jan. 27. The Executive Order bars citizens from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from entering the U.S. for 90 days. It also bars all refugees for 120 days and halts the entry of refugees from Syria indefinitely. The order was immediately challenged in court by numerous lawsuits, and last Friday federal Judge James Robart in Seattle blocked the travel ban.
The administration challenged Judge Robart’s decision. A three-judge panel from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on Tuesday and issued a unanimous ruling on Thursday. It is of note that the three judges were all appointed by different former presidents: President Jimmy Carter, President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama.
The ruling noted in part: “The Government has not shown that the Executive Order provides what due process requires, such as notice and a hearing prior to restricting an individual’s right to travel.”
President Trump responded with a tweet, writing “SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!”