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Federal appeals court denies Donald Trump’s request to reinstall immigration ban

Said Trump: 'For the safety of the country, we'll win.


Josh Katzowitz


Posted on Feb 5, 2017   Updated on May 25, 2021, 1:46 am CDT

In the aftermath of a federal judge shutting down Donald Trump’s immigration ban on Friday,the White House called the decision “outrageous as the president blasted the George W. Bush appointee.

Late Saturday night, the Trump administration took another defeat at the hands of the judicial system as a federal appeals court denied its request to immediately reinstall Trump’s executive order that would ban Syrian refugees and the nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.

After federal Judge James Robart halted the immigration ban Friday, Trump went after him on Twitter.

Justice Department attorneys went to the U.S. Court Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to try to get Robart’s decision overturned, but late Saturday night, the Appeals Court said, “Appellants’ request for an immediate administrative stay pending full consideration of the emergency motion for a stay pending appeal is denied.”

But Trump seems convinced he’ll be proven right. Talking to reporters Saturday at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, he said, via Reuters, “We’ll win. For the safety of the country, we’ll win.”

H/T Buzzfeed 

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*First Published: Feb 5, 2017, 9:14 am CST