Donald Trump’s Immigration Ban

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Donald Trump, on January 20th, 2017, took over the seat of the presidency of The United States of America. He was elected as the 45th president of USA after defeating democrat Hillary Clinton. Soon after he took the oath, he gave many presidential orders, among them the most highlighted was ‘’Executive Order”. This order banned immigrants from several countries from entering America. Trump’s immigration ban order started an uproar  among the masses. Public, simply, rejected his idea.

Without much delay, the Court of Appeals came into action. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is going to announce the decision in a few days. Until then, a temporary restraining order was issued to put the hold on the action of the order. Now, there are three possible outcomes in the case which would decide the fate of many immigrants waiting to enter the USA.

  • The Appeals Court declines to lift the TRO.
  • The Appeals Court lifts the TRO
  • The Appellate Court modifies the TRO

During the hearing, the judges brought out many points that became the headlines of the case. Among the most important one was judges asking for evidence for the travel ban. One of the judges demanded if Trump’s administration has any legal proofs of involvement of the visa-holders from the banned seven countries in any illegal crimes or terrorism. And there was none.

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Washington Solicitor General exclaimed that the immigration ban was on the basis of religious discrimination as it was only on Muslim countries . Though Trump’s lawyer totally denied it.

Judges wanted to know if the elected president could ban all the Muslims from entering the country.  But the governments explained that the order was not for all Muslim Countries.

Solicitor General also pointed out how chaotic the order became in the first few days. It created a confusion among the people that if it was applicable now or it will also effect the already residing people.

Also, the lawyer stated the TRO issued is too broad and its modification is required prior to implementation.

The decision by the Court is still pending. But the order already created a fuss among many nations about the future policies of Trump and his administration, especially for the Muslim countries.

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