President Trump Not Laying Down to Leftist Court, Will Act Anew
US President Donald Trump said his government will act anew on immigration next week, after a federal appeals court decided not to reinstate his ban on travel from 7 Muslim-majority countries.
“We’ll be doing something very rapidly having to do with additional security for our country; you’ll be seeing that sometime next week,” President Trump said at a news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Friday.
The President Tweeted that the decision was “disgraceful” and vowed to press on with legal efforts to reinstate the travel ban.
“We are going to keep our country safe,” he said Friday. “We are going to do whatever’s necessary to keep our country safe.”
He said his administration would also continue to fight for the travel ban in courts, and that “ultimately, I have no doubt we will win that particular case.”
The executive order, issued late last month, bars citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, from entering the US for the next 3 months in what the White House says is an effort to combat terrorism.
The Trump Administration argued that states had no right to sue to block the immigration order, and said courts have no authority to review an executive branch decision on immigration policy.
But the panel of three judges from the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, in San Francisco rejected those arguments, saying that the “federal judiciary retains the authority to adjudicate constitutional challenges to executive action.” The panel found, the Trump Administration had shown “no evidence” that individuals from those seven nations had committed terrorist acts.
The Trump administration could appeal the decision to the US Supreme Court, but reversing the ruling would require a 5-vote majority among the eight current members. If the high court fails to intervene, the case would return to the issuing US District Judge James Robart in Seattle.
The Trump Administration is expected to issue a new executive order that explicitly omits green-card holders from the travel ban in an effort to head off legal challenges.
Prominent constitutional legal scholars say that the court erred in its ruling.
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