On Monday, a California U.S. appeals court allowed President Trump’s most recent iteration of travel restrictions to be partially initiated, permitting the administration to prevent the entry of people from six terrorism-linked, Muslim-majority nations in cases where they have no connections to the United States.
A panel of three judges on San Francisco’s 9th U.S. Circuit of Appeals awarded Trump a partial block of another judge’s ruling which had halted implementation of the President's travel guidelines. The plan — which was made public September 24th — is the third incarnation of such a moratorium, the first two versions having been hampered by the courts but ultimately giving way to a Trump legal victory.
The result of this latest judicial action is that the plan will include people from Iran, Libya, Syria, Syria, Chad, and Somalia. Those who have familial connections or ties to American entities such as universities will maintain entry into the country. According to Justice Department spokeswoman Lauren Ehrsam:
“We are reviewing the court’s order and the government will begin enforcing the travel proclamation consistent with the partial stay. We believe that the proclamation should be allowed to take effect in its entirety.”
Hawaii had filed a suit alleging the administration had no right to impede travel from the aforementioned six Muslim countries; left out of the suit was North Korea and Venezuela.
There is more left-wing resistance in the pipeline: an additional suit was filed Monday on behalf of refugee groups in Seattle challenging Trump’s suspension of U.S. entry regarding 11 countries for a minimum of 90 days. Furthermore, on December 8th, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia will hear case arguments for a Maryland challenge brought by the ultra-left-wing American Civil Liberties Union.
President Trump has championed travel restrictions as a way of protecting the United States while security systems are being reassessed and refined. Nevertheless, the Left has raged against the President over his temporary halt of citizens entering the U.S. from countries with ties to terrorism. They have cited racism due to its coverage of areas where Islam is prevalent, despite the fact that Islam is not a race. Moreover, critics have called it a “Muslim ban,” despite the fact that it does not involve some of the most Muslim-populated nations. In 2011, Obama instituted a 6-month ban on Iraqi refugees but garnered no similar criticism.
As those on the left side of the political aisle continue their war against Donald Trump, one thing remains clear: President Trump is a fighter, and he will not be bullied by their tactics. He will do what he believes is best for the nation, and he will never surrender in his quest to see that liberty and security are preserved.