No travel ban at least for now.
A U.S. federal appeals court has denied an emergency appeal from the Justice Department to restore the Trump Administration’s temporary travel ban.
The Ninth Circuit Court’s ruling late Saturday dealt a further setback to U.S. President Trump, whose executive order was blocked by a federal judge in the state of Washington on Friday.
The court gave the White House and the states challenging it a deadline of Monday to present more arguments before its makes a final decision.
In tweets, Mr. Trump called the judge’s decision “ridiculous,” accusing him of taking law enforcement powers away from the U.S. government and of opening up the country to potential terrorists.
Amid the legal uncertainties, travellers from the seven affected countries scrambled to get into the United States in what may be a window of opportunity.
The travel restrictions that went into effect a week ago triggered an international backlash from leaders around the world and wreaked havoc at airports across the U.S.
As the battle over travel ban continued, mass protests were held across across the U.S. and Europe.
“I hope that there’s nothing that’s going to happen that will make the ban come back. So that’s also why we’re here today to try to make sure it stays this way.”
“We have three branches and you are one but not three. So please respect us. Respect the people who count on the federal judiciary, who count on Congress, who count on you. Do a good job for us.”
At the same time, Trump supporters have staged counter protests, showing the country’s deep divisions over immigration and safety.
Kim Hyesung, Arirang News.
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