Appeal Court knocks down Trump’s travel ban

Appeal Court knocks down Trump’s travel ban
February 06 09:32 2017

U.S. President,  Donald Trump’s recent travel ban has suffered another setback in the judiciary.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco on Sunday refused an appeal by the justice department to restore the ban.

Mr. Trump had seven days after taking office placed a temporary ban on citizens of seven Muslim countries – Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen – from entering the U.S.

The order was on Friday blocked by a federal district court in Seattle but to Justice Department appealed the decision.

The appeals court on Sunday, however, rejected a request by the Justice Department to immediately restore the travel ban.

Mr. Trump had said the ban was to further secure the U.S. from potential terrorists. The ban has been condemned by millions of Americans and other nationals leading to protests in the U.S. and other countries like Italy and the UK.

According to the Appeals Court ruling, citizens of those countries can for now be able to enter the U.S.