San Francisco: A US appeals court has unanimously refused to reinstate Donald Trump’s controversial ban on refugees and nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries, in a major setback to the President, who vowed to fight on and slammed the ruling as a “political decision”.
The judgement by a three-judge bench of the federal appeals court in San Francisco is seen as a significant blow to the Trump Administration which has argued that executive order was a major step to prevent entry of radical Islamic terrorists in the country.
Trump immediately reacted to the court order in a tweet.
“SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!” he wrote, indicating that he is deeply disappointed with the decision of the Ninth Court of Appeal.
The Trump Administration had reached out to the court, requesting it to lift the halt on the implementation of its executive order that was ordered by a federal court in Seattle after an appeal filed by the Washington state. PTI