The Ninth Circuit Schedules Arguments for Trump Admin's Immigration Order Appeal

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Feb 06, 2017 6:41 PM
The Ninth Circuit Schedules Arguments for Trump Admin's Immigration Order Appeal

The Trump administration has officially taken steps to restore the president's executive order on immigration, which temporarily bars immigrants from seven nations in the Middle East and Africa from coming into the United States. On Friday, U.S. District Senior Judge James Robart in Seattle issued a temporary restraining order on Trump's executive action, with the State Department returning tens of thousands of canceled visas to affected visitors.  In response, the Trump White House asked for an appeal, with the Justice Department filing a brief on Monday.

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco stated that it will consider the appeal on Tuesday. The oral arguments will be made by phone, according to The Hill.

President Trump got into a war of words with the "so called judge" in Seattle after the injunction on Friday, accusing him of opening our borders to terrorism. 

Along with Robart, several other federal judges and 16 state attorneys general have challenged the president's executive order - not to mention the lawsuits from ACLU and CAIR.

Trump said he will win this battle "for the safety of the country."