Tag Archives: Muslim ban

Ninth Circuit lets Trump’s Muslim ban go into partial effect

Source: US News & World Report

“A U.S. appeals court in California on Monday let President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban go partially into effect, ruling the government can bar entry of people from six Muslim-majority countries with no connections to the United States. A three-judge panel of the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals partially granted a Trump administration request to block at least temporarily a judge’s ruling that had put the new ban on hold. Trump’s ban was announced on Sept. 24 and replaced two previous versions that had been impeded by federal courts.” (11/13/17)

https://www.usnews.com/news/top-news/articles/2017-11-13/us-court-allows-part-of-trump-travel-ban-to-go-into-effect

Second federal judge blocks Trump Muslim ban

Source: The Oklahoman

“A judge in Maryland has become the second federal judge in the country to block the Trump administration’s latest travel ban hours before it was set to take full effect. U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang granted a nationwide preliminary injunction late Tuesday, after U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii blocked the revised ban. The ban sought to place travel restrictions on citizens of eight countries. The new restrictions had been slated to go into effect Wednesday.” (10/18/17)

http://newsok.com/the-latest-maryland-judge-becomes-2nd-to-block-travel-ban/article/feed/1463348

SCOTUS dismisses one of two Muslim ban cases

Source: Seattle Times

“The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed one of two cases over President Donald Trump’s ban on visitors from mostly Muslim countries, suggesting it will step away from the controversy for now. The court got rid of a case that originated in Maryland and involves a ban that has now expired and been replaced by a new version. But the justices took no action on a separate case from Hawaii. That dispute concerns both the travel ban and a separate ban on refugees, which does not expire until Oct. 24.” (10/10/17)

https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation-politics/supreme-court-dismisses-1-of-2-travel-ban-cases/

SCOTUS allows Trump Muslim ban enforcement, but says it must allow broader exemptions for relatives

Source: Washington Post

“The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the Trump administration to enforce its refu­gee ban for now, but said it must allow broader exemptions to the president’s travel ban for family members, including grandparents. The justices in a short order refused the administration’s request that it stay a lower court’s decision that said the Trump administration had too severely interpreted the court’s decision last month about exempting those with close family relationships. The justices on Wednesday said the government’s appeal of the lower court should go through normal channels, with the next stop at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.” (07/19/17)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/supreme-court-allows-trump-travel-ban-enforcement-but-says-it-must-allow-broader-exemptions-for-relatives/2017/07/19/6945e01e-6bf8-11e7-96ab-5f38140b38cc_story.html

Trump regime appeals judge’s Muslim ban ruling to SCOTUS

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“The Trump administration is seeking to close a legal window opened for tens of thousands of refugees to enter the United States, appealing a federal judge’s order directly to the Supreme Court. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson had ordered the government to allow in refugees formally working with a resettlement agency in the United States. His order also vastly expanded the list of U.S. family relationships that refugees and visitors from six Muslim-majority countries can use to get into the country, including grandparents and grandchildren. In its appeal Friday night, the Justice Department said Watson’s interpretation of the Supreme Court’s ruling on what family relationships qualify refugees and visitors from the six Muslim-majority countries to enter the U.S. ’empties the court’s decision of meaning, as it encompasses not just ‘close’ family members, but virtually all family members. Treating all of these relationships as ‘close familial relationship(s)’ reads the term ‘close’ out of the Court’s decision.'” (07/15/17)

http://www.sfgate.com/news/politics/article/DOJ-appeals-judge-s-travel-ban-ruling-to-Supreme-11290642.php

Trump regime issues new Muslim ban rules

Source: Chicago Tribune

“The Trump administration has set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a ‘close’ family or business tie to the United States. The move came after the Supreme Court partially restored President Donald Trump’s executive order that was widely criticized as a ban on Muslims. Visas that have already been approved will not be revoked, but instructions issued by the State Department Wednesday said that new applicants from Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Iran and Yemen must prove a relationship with a parent, spouse, child, adult son or daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law or sibling already in the United States to be eligible. The same requirement, with some exceptions, holds for would-be refugees from all nations that are still awaiting approval for admission to the U.S.” (06/29/17)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-visa-criteria-muslim-nations-20170628-story.html

Trump, immigration and the Supreme Court

Source: LewRockwell.com
by Andrew P Napolitano

“Earlier this week, after nearly uniform rejections by judges all across the country, President Donald Trump achieved a court victory in the persistent challenges to his most recent executive order restricting the immigration of people into the United States from six predominately Muslim countries. Lower federal courts had consistently ruled that the president’s behavior was animated by an anti-Muslim bias — a bias he forcefully articulated during the presidential election campaign — concluding that what appeared to be, on its face, a travel ban based rationally on national security needs was in reality a ‘Muslim ban’ based on religious fear, prejudice or hatred. The Supreme Court unanimously saw it differently. Here is the back story.” (06/28/17)

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/06/andrew-p-napolitano/immigration-supreme-court/

SCOTUS reinstates much of Trump’s Muslim ban, will hear case in fall

Source: NBC News

“The U.S. Supreme Court gave the Trump administration the go-ahead Monday to begin enforcing part of the president’s executive order restricting travel from six predominately Muslim countries. The court also agreed to take up the Trump administration’s appeal of lower court rulings that have prevented the government from carrying out the president’s policy, which the White House said was necessary to help prevent terrorists from entering the country. … The Supreme Court’s actions mean much the travel ban can be enforced for the next several months, at least until the justices hear the case when their new term begins in the fall.” (06/26/17)

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/supreme-court-reinstates-much-trump-s-travel-ban-will-hear-n776711

Trump changes Muslim ban expiration date ahead of high court decision

Source: The Hill

“President Trump on Wednesday made changes to his revised travel ban in an effort prevent the Supreme Court from declaring it moot because it was set to expire. The president approved the changes in a memo as the high court considers whether it will allow the long-stalled ban to take effect. Trump directed federal agencies to begin the 90-day ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority nations, and a 120-day ban on refugees, 72 hours after lower court orders blocking it are lifted.” (06/14/17)

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/337807-trump-changes-travel-ban-expiration-date-ahead-of-high-court-decision

Trump Twitter whinefest of the day: “Dangerous time” to nix Muslim ban

Source: WNAX Radio 570

“U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday criticized the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals one day after it handed him another legal setback by refusing to revive his U.S. travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority nations. … ‘Well, as predicted, the 9th Circuit did it again — Ruled against the TRAVEL BAN at such a dangerous time in the history of our country. S.C.’ … Trump has been on the losing side in all four court rulings on the March order. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the administration is reviewing Monday’s decision and expressed continued confidence that the order is fully lawful and ultimately will be upheld by the Supreme Court.” (06/13/17)

http://wnax.com/news/030030-appeals-court-refuses-to-revive-trump-travel-ban-potus-responds-on-twitter/