US Appeals Court upholds suspension of Trump’s travel ban

MOSCOW-- Judges of the 9th Circuit Court in San Francisco have ruled against US President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration. The decision upholds a lower district court decision to roll back the immigration ban.

The three judges ruled unanimously to uphold the suspension. The decision represents a substantial pushback against the executive branch. The restraining order filed against Trump's policy will remain in place.

The federal government failed to demonstrate during its appeal that it had sufficient merit for its case, according to the ruling. "We hold that the Government has not shown a likelihood of success on the merits of its appeal," the judges wrote. "Nor," the judges continued, "has it shown that the failure to enter a stay would cause irreparable injury."

A 'stay' is what Justice Department lawyers asked the courts to use in order to uphold the executive order.

Trump's order led to protests in the US and worldwide, especially at major airports.

According to the new ruling, immigrants or nonimmigrants from Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Iraq, Iran, and Yemen are no longer suspended from entering the US. The Trump administration had said people entering America from these nations would be "detrimental" to US interests.

President Trump went to his favorite platform just minutes following the announcement. In all capitals, Trump wrote "SEE YOU IN COURT," pointing to the likely scenario that this case will be heard before the Supreme Court.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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