Published On: Fri, Feb 10th, 2017

9th Circuit Court strikes down immigration Executive Order using Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ words against him

The Trump administration can only blame themselves after an appeals court confirmed the halt of President’s Trump Executive Order on immigration and border security. The liberal 9th Circuit Court voted unanimously rejected a Trump administration request to allow its travel ban, citing campaign rhetoric and false information perpetuated by the media.

“[We] hold that the Government has not shown a likelihood of success on the merits of its appeal, nor has it shown that failure to enter a stay would cause irreparable injury, and we therefore deny its emergency motion for a stay,” wrote the panel.

On page 25 of the panel’s report, the “evidence of numerous statements by the President about his intent to implement a ‘Muslim ban’ as well as evidence they claim suggests that the Executive Order was intended to be that ban…” clearly indicate the impression that the President’s words, FROM THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL, overshadowed the law and the language of the executive action.


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Don’t blame the court because President Trump, Press Secretary Sean Spicer and other used the word BAN and allowed the media’s label as a MUSLIM BAN, which appears to have swayed the court.


Critics will say the President responded in a juvenile manner tweeting that he will appeal, likely taking the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2017

Carl Tobias, a law professor at the University of Richmond School of Law, stated that “The order was unanimous. The panel found that the states had standing, that the executive order was reviewable by the court, that the U.S. was not likely to succeed on the merits and that it had not shown that a stay was necessary to avoid irreparable injury.”

Ben Monterroso, executive director of Mi Familia Vota, responded “… the last few weeks of mass mobilizations and active political participation have inspired hope that we can and we will work together and push our country to be true to our belief in equal treatment under the law for all. During a time when Latino, immigrant, Muslim, and refugee communities are under attack, we have witnessed not just words of solidarity, but actions. These actions by concerned and engaged individuals, in combination with just and swift legal work, are the recipe for the victory we celebrate today.”

Trump’s rollout of the Order created chaos in airports as agents were uncertain of the rules. Critics attacked the President for not focusing on terrorist threats, just copying the list of “sensitive” countries from the Obama administration and for using Twitter as his means of appeal to the public to refute false claims.

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