Justice Department Defends President Trump’s Immigration Ban in Appeals Court

Justice Department Defends President Trump’s Immigration Ban in Appeals Court

In defense of President Trump’s travel restrictions, the Department of Justice filed a 15-page brief with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to challenge the federal judge’s ruling to lift the travel restrictions.

The court heard oral arguments by phone Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET, in the next critical legal test of whether the president's executive order banning travel by people from seven Muslim-majority countries and halt refugee resettlement in the U.S. will be upheld, reports NPR.

DOJ lawyers argued the executive order is “a lawful exercise of the President's authority over the entry of aliens into the United States and the admission of refugees.”

Last Friday, Judge James Robart, a federal judge on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington state, imposed a temporary nationwide restraining order against Trump’s order, effectively blocking the enforcement of the travel ban.

Seeking to reinstate the travel ban, the DOJ requested Saturday for the 9th Circuit to stay the suspension. The 9th Circuit denied the request.

Robart said Trump’s executive order violates the constituent’s guarantee of due process and discriminates on the basis of religion.

In response, the White House said the executive order does not mention any faith group by name. Over the weekend, Trump blasted Robart, calling him a “so-called judge” whose decision “is ridiculous and will be overturned!”

Justice Robart was appointed by Republican President George W. Bush and unanimously confirmed by the Senate.

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