Hawaii urges US Supreme Court not to revive Trump's travel ban

Hawaii urges US Supreme Court not to revive Trump's travel ban

A trio of federal appellate judges in San Francisco on Monday ruled against President Donald Trump's second try at imposing a so-called "travel ban" that would restrict refugees and people from six predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S.

On Monday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the injunction secured against the immigration ban in March in a federal district court in Hawaii.

The high court was already weighing whether to grant an emergency appeal over a sweeping May ruling in a Maryland case that concluded President Donald Trump's executive order was unconstitutional for singling out Muslims. Judges held that the order "runs afoul" of the Immigration and Nationality Act, which prohibits nationality-based discrimination.

Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States".

The 9th Circuit also kept blocking Trump's suspension of the USA refugee program. The travel ban challengers claim the 90 days expires this Wednesday, which is 90 days from the revised executive order's travel ban's stated effective date of March 16.

In refusing to reinstate the travel ban, the Ninth judges said there was no evidence presented by the Trump administration to back the measure - and pointed to a government report to support their decision.

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"We continue to be confident that the president's executive order to protect this country is fully lawful and ultimately will be upheld by the Supreme Court", he said.

She said she did not expect the Supreme Court to consider the case before the fall, making it hard for the administration to defend its argument that the travel ban was urgently needed.

"Although President's Trump's cabinet may think otherwise, today's ruling affirms that judges in Hawaii are more than capable of applying our laws and Constitution to President Trump's risky policies". In April, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions did likewise about the revised order, saying he was "amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the president of the United States from what appears to be clearly his statutory and constitutional power". In May, the 4th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia upheld the suspension of the ban.

The crux of the court's ruling Monday was that Trump exceeded his authority by assessing national security threats related to immigration without sufficient cause.

Civil rights and legal organization Asian Americans Advancing Justice was among the organizations that filed an amicus brief last month with the 9th Circuit on the administration's attempt to remove a block on the ban.

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