The fate of
President Donald Trump's controversial executive order temporarily banning refugees and travelers
from seven majority-Muslim countries is up for grabs on Monday, as the
9th Circuit Court of Appeals will soon decide whether the order should
Bringing the order back would "unleash chaos again," attorneys
from the states of Washington and Minnesota, which filed suit against
the order, said in a Monday morning filing, according to
ABC News. "Defendants now ask this Court to unleash chaos again by staying
the district court order. The Court should decline," the states'
The Department of Justice is expected to respond with their own filing
defending the order on Monday afternoon.
The court will also weigh briefs from former U.S. officials and dozens
of the nation's leading technology firms, which take aim at Trump's order.
Former Secretaries of State John Kerry and Madeleine Albright, former Defense
Secretary Leon Panetta, and others filed a brief in favor of blocking
the ban, according to the
Post. The officials say that though the U.S. faces real threats, those threats
are not addressed by the Trump administration's ban on travel from
Syria, Sudan, Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Somalia and Libya. Instead, the former
officials argue, it “ultimately undermines the national security
of the United States rather than making us safer.”
“There is no national security purpose for a total bar on entry for
aliens from the seven named countries,” the
brief reads. “Since September 11, 2001, not a single terrorist attack in the
United States has been perpetrated by aliens from the country named in
Technology companies including
Apple, Facebook, and
Microsoft, as well as some non-tech companies, also filed a brief in the 9th Circuit,
Reuters reports. The firms said the order represents a "significant departure
from the principles of fairness and predictability that have governed
the immigration system of the United States for more than fifty years."
The tech companies, some of whose leaders have come out against the order
in statements over the past week, added that "immigrants or their
children founded more than 200 of the companies on the Fortune 500 list."
A week of confusion over the order, which at one point blocked legal permanent
residents from entering the U.S., ended in a stunning federal court decision
on Friday that placed the order on hold. Though federal judge James Robart
did not rule on the order's legality late last week, his order cleared
the way for the Department of Homeland Security and Department of State
to process entrants to the U.S. as they had before the order was put in
place on Jan. 27.
The White House took quick action, with attorneys calling for the immediate
reinstatement of the order and the President taking to Twitter to mock
the judge and blame him for any potential harm that is caused because
the order was lifted. Now, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals — one
of the most liberal appeals courts in the country — will rule on
whether to revoke the judge's restraining order. And it seems no matter
what they decide, the president's executive order banning travel could
end up before the U.S. Supreme Court.
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