On February 9th, 2017, a Federal Appeals court refused to restore President Donald Trump’s controversial executive order banning U.S. borders to refugees and migrants from seven (7) mostly Muslim countries, . . . dealing another legal setback to the new administration’s immigration policy.
In a unanimous decision (per curiam), a three-judge panel from the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to block a lower-court ruling that suspended the ban and allowed previously barred travelers to enter the U.S.
The Court of Appeals rejected the Administration’s claim that it did not have the authority to review the President’s executive order.
“There is no precedent to support this claimed unreview ability, which runs contrary to the fundamental structure of our constitutional democracy,” the Court stated.
The judges noted that the states had raised serious allegations about religious discrimination.
An appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court is possible. The Trump Administration has moved fast in the case so far, and it is likely to file an emergency application to the Supreme Court in a day or two. The Court typically asks for a prompt response from the other side, and it could rule soon after it received one. A decision next week, either to reinstate the ban or to continue to block it, is possible.
If you should have any questions or need more information about the way that the U.S. immigration and nationality laws may impact you, your family, your friends or your colleagues, please feel free to contact the U.S. immigration and nationality lawyers and U.S. immigration attorneys at the NPZ Law Group – VISASERVE by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling us at 201-670-0006 (x107) or by visiting our Law Firm’s website at www.visaserve.com