February 6, 2017    1 minute read

Trump Ban on the Rocks

   February 6, 2017    1 minute read

Trump Ban on the Rocks

The US President’s temporary ban on refugees and migrants from seven countries is mired in legal disputes.

Editor’s Remarks: The executive order to halt arrivals from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen for 90 days was suspended by the US federal appeals court on Friday, drawing mixed reactions as Trump labelled the block “ridiculous” and Iran called it “a move in the right direction”. The Department of Justice, meanwhile, lodged a formal appeal – which has now been struck down – against what it called “second-guessing” the President. It remains unclear how the issue will be resolved, as the court awaits further arguments for a formal review until today, followed by a likely Supreme Court hearing if the ban remains muzzled.

What to watch: Donald Trump, US Department of Justice, James Robart

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