Trump Ban appeal to be heard Tuesday eveningBy Isabella Garrison | 02/06/2017 8:26pm
On Tuesday evening, a federal appeals court will hear arguments concerning President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration order, The Washington Post reports.
The order bars citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, including Iraq, Syria, Iran, Lybia, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, from entering the U.S. for 90 days. The order also bars all refugees from entering the U.S. for 120 days and prevents refugees from Syria from entering the U.S. indefinitely.
President Trump will participate in the hearing via telephone. The hearing will take place at the Ninth Circuit panel, a San Francisco-based court known for being one of the most liberal courts in the nation. Experts expect the case to reach the Supreme Court.
At stake is, according to CNN, “not whether or not Trump’s travel ban is constitutional, but whether it will remain suspended for now.”
Federal courts in New York, California, and other areas have already blocked parts of the executive order. The case appearing tomorrow is much broader than others as it stems from, “a federal judge’s outright halting of the ban,” according to The Washington Post.
In response to the actions taken against the order thus far, President Trump tweeted, “Just cannot believe a judge would put our country in such peril. If something happens blame him and court system. People pouring in. Bad!”