68446
US Gov't Court to Block Travel Ban Ruling
US Gov't Court to Block Travel Ban Ruling

US Gov't Court to Block Travel Ban Ruling

US Gov't Court to Block Travel Ban Ruling

The US Justice Department has asked the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to put on hold a judge’s ruling modifying the Trump administration’s travel ban on immigrants from six majority-Muslim nations.
The department filed the request for a stay with the court of appeals on Saturday while the US Supreme Court considers its appeal of a ruling by a federal court judge in Hawaii, AP reported.
On Thursday, US District Judge Derrick Watson ordered the government to allow in refugees formally working with a resettlement agency in the United States.
His order also vastly expanded the list of US family relationships that refugees and visitors from six Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, can use to get into the country, including grandparents and grandchildren.
On Friday night, the Justice Department filed an appeal of Watson’s ruling. It said the judge’s interpretation of the Supreme Court’s ruling “empties the court’s decision of meaning, as it encompasses not just ‘close’ family members, but virtually all family members”.
"The truth here is that the government’s interpretation of the Supreme Court’s stay order defies commonsense," said Omar Jadwat, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union involved in challenging the ban, Reuters reported.
"That’s what the district court correctly found and the attorney general’s misleading attacks on its decision can’t change that fact."
In his decision, Watson harshly criticized the government's definition of close family relations as "the antithesis of commonsense."
The Supreme Court has asked the State of Hawaii to respond by Tuesday at noon to the government's motion to block Watson's ruling.

 

Short URL : https://goo.gl/1V9uSc
  1. https://goo.gl/zVf7Gb
  • https://goo.gl/5dhonf
  • https://goo.gl/YyDFKi
  • https://goo.gl/PZPGso
  • https://goo.gl/R7juuk

You can also read ...

Subway to Expand
Tehran Mayor Mohammad Ali Najafi said Friday that Tehran’s...
Trump Largely Blamed for US Tourist Decline, Losses
International tourism to the US fell significantly in early...
Train to Bring Tourists From 11 Countries to Iran
Tourists from 11 countries are expected to arrive in Iran on...
Junk Food Ban in Schools
The Health Ministry has sent a directive to schools across the...
Home to 1,800 historical sites, Hamedan is known as Iran's capital of history and civilization.
The selection of Hamedan to host the meeting of affiliate...
Of the over 12,000 cell phone towers in Tehran, almost 90% were put up without a permit.
The explosion of cell phone use in Iran has compelled...
Currently, an estimated 10% of Iranian women are affected by the virus.
Research suggests that ovarian cancer is the most common cause...
UK Tourist Record in July
The number of overseas visitors to the UK topped four million...

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.

Trending

Googleplus