A Virginia-based federal appeals court blocked the Trump administration’s controversial travel ban, becoming the second circuit court to uphold the lower court verdicts against the policy.
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond issued the ruling Thursday, the following arguments May 8.
The ruling means the Trump are not able to enforce the administration’s travel ban applies to six Muslim-majority countries: Iran, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Libya and Sudan.
“We are not convinced that [the ban] has more to do with national security than with effectuating the President to ban promised a Muslim,” the court said.
The judgment was issued, the full or en banc court, in a 10-3 ruling, with two abstentions.
“The Congress granted the President broad powers to refuse admission to aliens, but this power is not absolute. It can not go unnoticed when, as here, the President exercises the to him by an Executive decree, that a irreparable harm to the people in this nation,” the chief judge of the circuit, Roger L. Gregory wrote.
Judge Paul Niemeyer, sharply dissented from the decision, saying it the USA is more dangerous.
“Unfortunately, at the end of the day, the real losers in this case are the millions of Americans whose security is threatened, to do on a daily basis by those who try to harm us,” judge Dennis Shedd wrote a separate dissent.
Trump issued his first executive order a travel ban for Jan create. 27. This order, which is also in Iraq, sparked protests at airports across the country, and short detentions of hundreds of travelers. It was immediately met with the resistance of the courts, several federal district judges, us orders blocking aspects of the order.
On 6. March Trump issued a revised travel ban striking Iraq without existing visa and green card holder.
Other Federal appeals court is considering a similar appeal of a Hawaii-based judge’s ruling blocking the visa ban. The San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals arguments in this case, 15 Can.
Both cases are likely to be at the top of the U.S. Supreme court, according to the lawyers.
The first travel ban in January triggered chaos and protests across the country as travelers have been stopped from boarding international flights and detained at airports for hours. Trump optimizes the sequence of the 9. U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to back the ban.
The new version made it clear that the 90-day ban for each of the six countries is for those who already have a valid visa. He got rid of the language, the priority to religious minorities, and removed Iraq from the list of prohibited countries.
Critics said the changes do not erase, the legal problems with the ban.
The Maryland case was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Immigration Law Center on behalf of organisations, as well as persons living in the United States and fear of, the executive order will prevent you from with family members from the banned countries.
“President Trump is a violation of the Muslim prohibition against the Constitution, since this decision affirms strongly,” said Omar Jadwat, Director of the ACLU immigrants’ Rights Project, who argued the case. “The Constitution is the prohibition on the actions disfavoring or condemn any religion is a fundamental protection for all of us, and we can all be glad that the court today rejected the request of the government, except in principle.”
Fox News’ Bill Mears and The Associated Press contributed to this report.