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 his authority.
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