US AG Jeff Sessions says, “Trump’s Travel Ban Needed for Security”
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he disagrees with the US court of appeals decision to keep blocking President Donald Trump’s travel ban.
AG Sessions said Monday that the ban is necessary to protect national security.
He says the President was within his lawful authority to enact the temporary ban on visitors from 6 Muslim-majority nations.
A 3-judge panel of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a decision blocking the ban and said the President violated US immigration law.
AG Sessions says the court’s decision “has a chilling effect on security operations overall.”
He says the ban should be restored “until we have the ability accurately and responsibly to vet those seeking entry here.”
He also is reiterating The Trump Administration’s argument that the ban is not based on religion, but safety concerns..