State, Homeland Security suspend implementation of Trump’s travel ban

The Justice Department on Saturday moved to appeal a decision that temporarily halted enforcement of President Donald Trump’s travel ban.”Because the Trump administration is vowing to appeal the ruling, CAIR is urging travelers to consider immediately contacting relevant airlines to inquire about rebooking their flights, with the recognition that the situation remains fluid”, the group said in a statement on Saturday.German airline Lufthansa cautioned passengers that rules for travel to the USA for people from seven countries could change “at any time”.Inslee said that means that non-Muslims will be given highly sought after refugee spots ahead of Muslims, which essentially amounts to a “religious test”.While a number of lawsuits have been filed over Trump’s action, the Washington state lawsuit was the first to test the broad constitutionality of the executive order.Watch more above, and let us know what you think in the comments. “Because plaintiffs have not demonstrated that they are likely to succeed on the merits of any of their claims, an extension of the restraining order at the present time is not warranted”. Visas that were physically canceled while the executive order was being enforced remain invalid. The challenge was brought by the state of Washington and later joined by the state of Minnesota. He started off by calling Robart a “so called judge” in one of his tweets from February 4. DHS employees, including Customs and Border Patrol agents, are thus expected to “resume inspection of travelers in accordance with standard policy and procedure”, Christensen said in a statement.The ban, which affected people from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, had led to widespread protests across the globe.Just a week ago the president acted to suspend America’s refugee programme and halt immigration to the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries that the government says raise terrorism concerns.”Robart’s ruling contravenes the considered judgment of Congress that the President should have the unreviewable authority to suspend the admission of any class of aliens.” With each action testing the Constitution, and each personal attack on a judge, President Trump raises the bar even higher for Judge Gorsuch’s nomination to serve on the Supreme Court.