Another liberal court, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, located in Richmond, Virginia upheld the injunction against President Donald Trump’s executive orders to place a temporary ban on all immigration and refugees from a select list of Middle East nations. Trump’s attorneys argued that the president does have the power and discretion to issue such an order when it comes to preserving national security, but the liberal court disagreed and said his order amounted to religious discrimination.
A federal appeals court on Thursday left in place the freeze on President Trump’s revised entry ban, handing the administration another legal setback in its efforts to block the issuance of new visas to citizens of six Muslim majority countries.
The ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit means the Trump administration still cannot enforce its travel order that the government says is urgently needed for national security.
In its 10 to 3 decision, the Richmond-based court said the president’s broad immigration power to deny entry into the U.S. is not absolute and sided with challengers, finding that the travel ban “in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination.” …
It didn’t matter that the ban also applied to Christians, Jews, Hindus and other religions. It didn’t matter that the current vetting system that was in place under Obama was too lax and has already allowed known terrorists into the country. All that matter to the liberal challengers and liberal court is that they were able to stop Trump from protecting the nation and the American people.