November 18, 2017

Administration Makes Case to Appeals Court for Travel Ban

San Francisco/Washington—The Trump administration is making its case to a U.S. appeals court in San Francisco, seeking to re-engage an executive order for a travel ban from seven majority Muslim countries. The executive order was blocked Friday by a Seattle court.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is considering the case, but did not expect a decision today. The executive order bans travelers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days, and blocks all refugee entry for 120 days. Refugees from Syria would be banned indefinitely.