The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled Thursday evening that executive order banning the entry of citizens from seven Muslim countries will not be reinstated. The court does not believe that these individuals pose a threat to the US. US President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter: “Our security is at stake.”
Trump in the Oval Office Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News
The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled late Thursday evening that the travel ban enacted by US President Donald Trump restricting travel from seven Muslim countries will not be reinstated. The judges stated that there was no substantial evidence to prove that citizens from these countries have committed acts of terror on US soil. Trump quickly took to Twitter saying, “See you in court, the security of our nation is at stake!”
In addition to their argument that the government had not presented that any real threat was caused by these citizens, the judges noted the discriminatory nature of Trump’s executive order. They claim that the evidence lies in Trump’s initial statements to sign a “decree against Muslims” prior to signing his executive order, attesting to religious discrimination “This is a political decision,” Trump said in an interview with the White House press. “We are going to win this case.”
SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2017
However, the case does not seem to be over because the US government is expected to file an appeal to the US Supreme Court. As the ban of entry remains frozen, citizens of these seven countries are free to enter the United States. The US Department of Justice has stated that it is closely examining the case and all existing options are under consideration.