Court Refuses to Reinstate President Trump's Travel Ban

President Donald Trump second from right and first lady Melania Trump right stop to pose for

The unanimous ruling from the three-judge panel means citizens of the seven majority-Muslim countries were able to travel to the United States, despite Trump's executive order.

On Twitter, one of his favorite platforms for getting his message across, the President wrote: "Our legal system is broken!".

While the numbers are largely accurate, experts warn against jumping to conclusions, as there may be more to those statistics than meets the critic's eye.

Trump signed an executive order last month barring foreign nationals from Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Iraq and Yemen from entering the country for 90 days, all refugees for 120 days, and all refugees from Syria indefinitely. They are interviewed, fingerprinted and screened via further FBI, Department of Defense and Homeland Security databases.

Once the executive order went into place, refugees who were already vetted and ready to relocate to the USA were put on hold. And all are stringently vetted.

Averaging admissions from those two weeks, 46 percent - or a little over 1,050 of the 2,300 refugees resettled in the USA were from the seven countries in question. Federal courts temporarily halted the ban, then effectively denied the Justice Department's legal request to lift it. This executive order does not make us safer, but rather puts us at greater risk when we can no longer be trusted by our local translators, interpreters and other allies overseas.

"It would not be the first time that State Department officials have prioritized facilitating someone's entry to the United States over security concerns", said Jessica Vaughan, policy studies director at the Center for Immigration Studies, which describes itself as favoring a "low-immigration, pro-immigrant" vision, to the Washington Times.

Mr Trump said in two tweets: "I am reading that the great border WALL will cost more than the government originally thought, but I have not gotten involved in the design or negotiations yet".

The number of refugees entering the United States from the seven countries targeted in the order has steadily increased since February 3, while the refugee arrivals from countries not affected by the order has fallen, according to data from the Refugee Processing Center. "When I do, just like with the F-35 FighterJet or the Air Force One Program, price will come WAY DOWN!"



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