The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has made a name for itself with its recent affirmation of a lower court’s ruling against President Trump’s travel ban. Recall that Mr. Trump placed a temporary ban on travel from seven countries that are hotbeds of terrorist activities. The goal was obvious: reduce the number of potential terrorists entering the US until proper safeguards for checking out visitors can be put in place.
Instead of making a determination as to whether Mr. Trump was following the law, a three judge panel chose to politicize matters further. This is precisely the sort of thing that has caused a deterioration of the general level of support for the nation’s court and judicial systems. They too often appear to be legislative bodies, or advocates for leftist political policies as opposed to being vehicles for discovering the truth.
Hence, it comes as no surprise that this panel of Ninth Circuit judges played it fast and loose with the facts in coming to their decision. They clearly know what the truth is, yet ruled otherwise. That’s what makes matters worse – they chose to ignore one of the most important and basic facts of Trump’s executive order.
First, we’ll look at what the court did not do, which is THE crucial piece of the puzzle: “In its recent ruling against President Trump’s temporary travel ban, the 9th Circuit Court did not even consider the statute which assigns to the President the authority to do exactly what he did.”
Then, we’ll observe what the court considered instead of the law, which is secondary to the first problem: “[T]he court did use as reasoning for its flawed ruling, the false assertion that refugees from these seven countries haven’t committed crimes in the US. The seven nations are Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Iraq and Yemen. And unfortunately for the court and for America, that just isn’t true. People from those nations have committed 72 crimes on US soil to be exact.”
Once again, we have a court that is derelict in its responsibilities to uphold the law. By the way, here’s what the 60-year old law actually says. See if you think President Trump’s ban is consistent with the text below.
“Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restriction he may deem to be appropriate.”
Source: Right Wing News