Decision could have big implications for US immigration law
Responding to a court deadline, the US Justice Department filed in court for the reinstatement of Donald Trump’s ban on immigrants and refugees from 7 countries.
In their filing in support of the ban, the Justice Department argued that Trump’s executive order was a “lawful exercise of the President’s authority,” and said “The district court therefore erred in entering an injunction barring enforcement of the order.”
Trump’s immigration order was blocked by a decision of a federal judge, after the Washington State Attorney General filed a challenge to the order.
Trump was not happy about that, and characteristically took to Twitter to share his thoughts:
Just cannot believe a judge would put our country in such peril. If something happens blame him and court system. People pouring in. Bad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 5, 2017
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will consider the case, and could uphold the decision of the federal judge who blocked the order, or they could rule that the order is constitutional and can proceed.
If the order is reinstated, the ban on travel from the 7 listed countries would be back in force.
Recently, numerous big tech companies including Apple, Tesla, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft filed an Amicus brief against Trump’s executive order.
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