Today the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments to determine
whether President Trump's Executive Action restricting travel from
seven designated countries, and temporary suspension of refugeee admissions
can be implemented while the lawsuit challenging the action is litigated.
The executive order imposes a 90 day restriction on citizens from Iran,
Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, and Lybia from entering the U.S. It
also halts the admission of refugees for 120 days, and halts the Syrian
refugee program indefinitely.
Last Friday, a federal district court judge imposed a temporary stay on
the executive order. The Trump Administration is now asking the Court
of Appeals to lift the stay and allow the travel restrictions to be re-implemented.
If the Court rules in favor of the government, the executive order will
immediately begin being enforced. If the Court rules against the government,
the stay will remain in place.
In either case, the main court action will still be pending. This is to
determine whether the President's Order is constitutional and within
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