9th Circuit rules against third travel ban

9th Circuit rules against third travel ban

The 9th Circuit, limiting an injunction against the ban by a Honolulu-based federal judge, said it should not be enforced against those who have a "bona fide relationship" to a person or entity in the United States.

The decision closely follows a recent trial court ruling against the travel ban which the Trump administration was appealing, and also its own earlier decision against the previous version of the travel ban. "We conclude that the President's issuance of the Proclamation once again exceeds the scope of his delegated authority", the judges, all of whom were appointed by former President Bill Clinton, wrote in the 71-page opinion.

Department of Justice spokeswoman Lauren Ehrsam said the agency is pleased that the Supreme Court has already allowed the government to implement the proclamation and keep Americans safe while the matter is litigated.

Trump's order "nullified" a federal immigration law passed by Congress and overrode "broad swaths of immigration laws that Congress has used its considered judgment to enact", the court said.

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Citing national security concerns, Trump announced his initial travel ban on citizens of certain Muslim-majority nations in late January, bringing havoc and protests to airports around the country. "We continue to believe that the order should be allowed to take effect in its entirety".

Issued in September, the third edition of the ban placed varying levels of restrictions on foreign nationals from eight countries: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Somalia and Yemen.

'This ruling again confirms that the president has gone far beyond the immigration powers that he has, and has ignored the law in issuing this discriminatory order, ' Purcell said.

Immigrant-rights advocates challenged the policy, arguing Mr. Trump didn't justify the ban, that it overstepped his powers and that it amounted to unconstitutional discrimination.

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The case is Hawaii v. Trump, 17-17168, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, San Francisco. The first version, which applied to people from seven countries, including legal US residents, was replaced by a narrowed-down version applying to six countries.

This is the third time the 9th Circuit has ruled against a version of the travel ban.

While the appeals court panel deemed Trump's order illegal, the judges did not say it should be completely halted.

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