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Court of Appeals Rejects Trump Administration’s Request To Restore Travel Ban

By Savannah Smith, The Goldwater · 02-05-2017
Photo credit: Michael Vadon / Flickr

Because he is a hard-working President who wants to gets things done decisively and accomplish his major campaign promises to the American people consistent with the vision of Making America Great Again, Trump can also get frustrated and upset when met with what he feels are unnecessary road blocks to his objectives. Earlier, the President lashed out on Twitter at the "so-called judge" and called the judge's ruling "ridiculous."

The President's frustration is justifiable especially when he also said on Twitter that it is big trouble when a country is no longer able to say who can and cannot come in and out, especially for reasons of safety and security.

Trump's angry tweets were triggered by US District Judge James Robart's issuing a temporary restraining order against the President's executive order on the immigration, travel and refugee ban for three to four months for seven predominantly-Muslim countries. The President also made a follow up tweet to hit Judge Robart's ruling anew. The President posted: " What is our country coming to when a judge can halt a Homeland Security travel ban and anyone, even with the bad intentions, can come into the U.S.?"

The President has always been clear from the start that his executive order was intended for no other great, compelling reason than to keep Americans safe at home by keeping potential terrorists from entering the country. That is also the reason why the so-called ban has a prescribed period of only three to four months, because the goal is to put in place an effective and strong vetting system. The President also enjoys constitutional authority and responsibility to protect the American people and holds vast powers on matters as immigration and national security policies. These are the same arguments federal attorneys used to defend the President's executive order which Judge Robart declined to give weight to.

There is just no appeasing the President when he knows he is only governing for the people's benefit, and so with his anger apparently not simmering down, he made another declaration on Twitter on how he feels about the poor ruling. He posted: " Because the ban was lifted by a judge, many very bad and dangerous people may be pouring into our country. A terrible decision".

But there's no giving up yet for the President's priority measure to keep Americans safe at home from the clear threats of terrorism. Trump pledged that the ruling would be overturned, because he won't allow law enforcement to be taken away from the country.

The Department of Homeland Security says it has to comply with the ruling. It is not yet over, of course for the Trump administration. Judge Robart's ruling can be appealed at the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The Department of Justice filed a request to restore President Trump's travel ban but the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco early Sunday denied the request for an emergency stay, pending full consideration of the motion. This only means that the court wants to wait for the response from attorney generals in Washington state and Minnesota on Sunday and from the administration by Monday afternoon. No final decision, therefore, has been made on the appeal.

President Trump is confident of victory on this legal block to his priority program as he declares "We'll win. For the safety of our country, we'll win."

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