5 Facts about the Court Ruling on Immigration

 

President Trump’s controversial immigration order banning citizens from seven Muslim countries has been frozen by a federal appeals court. In their 29-page opinion, the three judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit rejected the argument the government gave for lifting the ban for national security reasons.

The ban restricted entry to residents of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

Here are 5 important facts to know about the appeals court ruling on the immigration ban:

  1. The three judges who heard the case believed they were well within their judicial rights to check the authority of the president on matters concerning immigration and national security.
  1. The court did not buy the assertion that the order’s impact was limited to extra vetting for only 109 people, when, in fact, thousands of people were affected with visas canceled, revoked, and travelers denied entry into the US or prevented from boarding US bound planes.
  1. The court does not think that immediate reinstatement of the ban will protect national security. They see no evidence that individuals from any of the named countries have perpetrated terrorist attacks against the United States.
  1. The court does not place validity in the government’s statement that green-card holders are no longer impacted by the order solely because of White House counsel guidance.
  1. The court is not in the position to modify the ban and rewrite the Executive Order. That must come from the appropriate political branches.

What Does the Court Ruling Mean to You?

Immigration South Florida | Coral Springs Lawyer Simply put, it means that people with green cards and refugees who had already been vetted and allowed to enter the US could no longer be banned at the airports. A new version of President Trump’s travel ban currently in the works will not interfere with green card holders or travelers who are already on airplanes from entering the US.

If you have concerns about your status, and whether or not you will be able to leave the country to visit family and then return, it is recommended you speak with an immigration attorney before taking any action.

The law offices of Brodzki Jacobs & Associates, PL in Coral Springs can help you with your immigration and legal needs. Contact us at (954) 344-7737.

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