USA: 9th Circuit Court of Appeal upholds block on "Travel Ban"

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In a unanimous, per curiam ruling, a three-judge panel largely upheld the block on President Trump’s revised Travel Ban keeping people from six majority-Muslim nations from entering the United States for 90 days. The judges pointed out that although the Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”) gives the President broad  powers to control the entry of aliens, and to take actions to protect the American public, immigration, even for the President, is not a one-person show. The President’s authority is subject to certain statutory and constitutional restraints .

President Trump, in issuing the Executive Order, had exceeded the scope of the authority delegated to him by Congress.

Full text of opinion of June 12, 2017 in case State of Hawaii ea v. Donald J. Trump ea available here>>.

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