US appeals court has refused to restore the travel ban as proposed by American President Donald Trump. Trump’s proposal banned travel to US from seven Muslim-driven nations. These nations include Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, and Sudan.
The president believes that imposing a travel ban on people from the above-mentioned seven nations will ensure at least some safety to America. He said that he wanted to make sure his country was safe. However, the nation’s appeals court has dismissed the proposition. The US administration claimed presidential authority over such matters and said that the court had no right review the policies. By refusing to reinstate the ban, the appeals court rejected such claims, thereby proving the order will be incapable of coping up with legal challenges.
Trump asked the court to restore the order immediately. However, the appeals court’s panel has ruled that the federal government has no evidence that could show the urgent need for implementing the ban. “On the one hand, the public has a powerful interest in national security and in the ability of an elected president to enact policies,” the court said. “And on the other, the public also has an interest in free flow of travel, in avoiding separation of families, and in freedom from discrimination.”
Trump Reacts the Travel Ban Judgement
The three judges of the San Francisco-based 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals said that the ban has been alleged of being anti-Muslim, which was a “serious allegation”. Hence, the judges agreed to consider trump’s travel ban proposal. Following the court’s decision on the matter, the US president took to Twitter and challenged the decision of the appeals court. “SEE YOU IN COURT,” Trump tweeted while mentioning the national interest being at stake.
The judgement on the travel ban is not the final decision but a review will be launched for further consideration of the president’s proposal. Trump called it a “political decision” and added that he did not believe it was any significant matter for the White House. “This is just a decision that came down, but we’re going to win the case,” he said as quoted by the ABC.
To Trump’s challenging version concerning the US appeals court’s verdict, Washington state Attorney-General Bob Ferguson responded. He said that the nation has “seen him in court twice, and we’re two for two.”
SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2017