Archive for: February 2017

US Judges Refuse To Approve Travel Ban, US President Challenges Them In Court

As the Federal Courts halt US President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban against seven Muslim-dominated countries, Trump said he would bring the issue to the higher courts. The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled against Trump’s executive order, the third judiciary body to cast it out.

In Twitter, the US President said in all capital letters “See you in court, the security of our nation is at stake!” The Justices’ reason for stalling the executive order is the lack of evidence that the ban was for the country’s security, particularly in footage, activities and national status of the countries involved.

Using rhetoric, the US President said once terrorist attacks materialise on US soil, he would blame the judiciary. He also denigrated the judges who stalled the executive order.

According to Democratic Senator For New York Chuck Schumer, Trump should abandon the executive order to halt travel from travelers in Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen as the lack of evidence and purpose of the executive order makes his motives to safeguard the country questionable.

Protests against the executive order continues as many immigrants and liberals declare Trump’s vision as racist and xenophobic. Trump’s order also included the temporal suspension of the US refugee programme, which led to immigrants including Green Card holders stranded in airports.