President Donald Trump’s team has turned to the U.S. Supreme Court to address a leftist-contested temporary travel ban on those from six terror hot spot nations entering the United States.
Specifically, Team Trump’s asked the court to allow the travel prohibition to take immediate effect.
The petition to the highest court in the land comes as the bans, put in place by executive order, have been spun — successfully — by the left as religious discrimination orders.
With the newly seated Justice Gorsuch, it’s hoped by the conservative world that sanity will be returned and the ban, which only lasts for a period of 90 days, and is aimed at giving immigration officials time to perform proper safety and security checks, will be upheld.
From Fox News:
“The administration filed two emergency applications with the nine Court justices seeking to block two lower court rulings that blocked President Trump’s executive order.
“In the filing, the Justice Department argued that the appeals court in Richmond, Va. made several mistakes in ruling against Trump’s travel order.
“Sarah Isgur Flores, a Justice Department spokeswoman, said the ban is lawful.
“The Justice Department is “confident that President Trump’s executive order is well within his lawful authority to keep the nation safe and protect our communities from terrorism,” Flores said. “The president is not required to admit people from countries that sponsor or shelter terrorism, until he determines that they can be properly vetted and do not pose a security risk to the United States.”
“The order barred entry for people from six Muslim majority nations, including Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days while the U.S. implements stricter visa screenings.
“The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals called the national security concerns an after-the-fact justification for a policy that was ‘intended to bar Muslims from this country.’
“Rights groups that have been fighting the policy in the courts said the justices should not allow the travel and refugee bans to take effect.
“‘Again and again, our nation’s courts have found that President Trump’s Muslim ban is unconstitutional. We will continue to defend our plaintiffs’ right to live free from fear of discriminatory treatment by the federal government,’ said Karen Tumlin, legal director of the National Immigration Law Center.”
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