Trump Loses Travel Ban Ruling in Appeals Court
The effort to limit travel to predominantly Muslim countries by President Trump’s revised travel ban was denied by a second federal court of appeal. It was a unanimous decisions by a panel of three judges. It was said to be a violation of the First Amendment against the prohibition of government establishment of religion. Under federal law the President is granted power to reject foreign travellers if it is determined that their entry into the country would be damaging. The appeals court said Mr. Trump had exceeded that authority, in large part because he had failed to offer adequate justifications for his order. However, the Ninth Circuit stated that President Trump surpassed any authority given to him by Congress by making decisions for national security involving immigration without suitable justification.
In my opinion this was a wise decision by the federal appeals court. Rejecting entry to millions of people and suspending travel to certain countries without any valid justification are unnecessary discriminative actions against a group of people based on their nationality alone. There are millions of people who come to America to create a better life for themselves and their families. These are people who can contribute tremendously to the betterment of the United States by working and contributing to the U.S economy.