Sunday, February 5, 2017

Immigration: Court of Appeal Refuses To Reinstate Trump Decree


An American court of appeal inflicted a new setback on Sunday at the Trump administration, rejecting its request to immediately restore the application of the migration decree blocking the entry of the United States to the nationals of seven predominantly Muslim countries.


But a federal court of appeal refused early Sunday this request.

It asked the states in Washington (northwest) and Minnesota (north), the source of the complaint against the Trump decree, to provide documents supporting their request before 23:59 Monday (07:59 GMT GMT) Department of Justice until Monday afternoon to bring new documents in support of his request.

An American court of appeal inflicted a new setback on Sunday at the Trump administration, rejecting its request to immediately restore the application of the migration decree blocking the entry of the United States to the nationals of seven predominantly Muslim countries.

The US Department of Justice appealed Saturday night the decision of a federal judge blocking the implementation of the decree signed eight days ago by Donald Trump and reopening the doors of the United States to citizens of these seven countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen).

But a federal court of appeal refused early Sunday this request.

It asked the states in Washington (northwest) and Minnesota (north), the source of the complaint against the Trump decree, to provide documents supporting their request before 23:59 Monday (07:59 GMT GMT) Department of Justice until Monday afternoon to bring new documents in support of his request.

"Because the ban (for nationals of the seven countries to enter the United States, ed) has been lifted by a judge, many bad and dangerous people could pour into our country. A terrible decision" tweeted Shortly before the new American president.

Donald Trump then outbid by estimating in another tweet that "the bad guys are very happy".

Seattle Federal Judge James Robart issued Friday a temporary injunction valid throughout the United States, which had resulted on Saturday by a reversal - at least temporarily - of the restrictions imposed by the decree.

The Ministry of Homeland Security had told AFP "in accordance with the decision of the judge" he had "suspended all actions that implement" the decree.




"The opinion of this so-called judge, which basically deprives our country of its police, is ridiculous and will be broken!", Warned Mr. Trump in the first burst of tweets Saturday morning.

"Where is our country going when a judge can stop a travel ban made for internal security reasons and when anyone, even with bad intentions, can enter the United States," he tweeted again on Saturday -midday.

- 'Rushing to the airport' -


US diplomacy had announced on Saturday that it had reversed the suspension of some 60,000 visas.

Flights around the world to the United States again accepted the nationals of the seven countries covered by the decree.
The latter, which generated a wave of indignation and protests around the world, closed the doors of the United States for three months to the nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen, US authorities are reviewing their anti-terrorist mechanism.

It also provided for the prohibition of all refugees, as well as that of the Syrians indefinitely.

Lufthansa, Etihad, Emirates, Swiss, Qatar Airways and Air France have changed their minds from one day to the next.

"We apply immediately the decision of justice taken this night," assured Saturday to the AFP a spokesman of Air France.

It is "clear that the people who were formally targeted by the ban can now travel and be admitted to the United States," confirmed Peter Spiro, a law professor at Temple University in Philadelphia.

His advice: "rush to the airport and embark on the next flight" because, he thinks, the response of the White House can happen "very, very quickly".


- Arm of iron -


The White House, in fact, intends to lead the arm of iron and enforce the decree in spite of the condemnations even in the republican camp.
In essence, the complaint filed Monday by Washington State Justice Minister Bob Ferguson believes that the decree runs counter to the constitutional rights of immigrants as it specifically targets Muslims.

The decree was translated last weekend by the arrest in the airports of 109 people legally residing in the United States, while hundreds of others had not been able to embark on their planes.

Anger remains intact around the world one week after the decree was signed, and several thousand people demonstrated on Saturday from Washington to Paris, via London and Berlin.

In New York, where anti-Trump demonstrations have become almost daily, some 3,000 people responded Saturday to the gay community's call to show their solidarity with Muslims and all those who might be affected by the decree promulgated on 27 January.

Two thousand demonstrators also parade Saturday night in West Palm Beach, Florida, near the residence of Mar-a-Lago where Mr. Trump spends the weekend with his family

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