News ID: 192229
Published: 0724 GMT May 06, 2017

Trump’s new travel ban faces key test in appeals court

Trump’s new travel ban faces key test in appeals court

US President Donald Trump's revised travel ban targeting six Muslim-majority countries is about to be scrutinized by a federal appeals court for the first time.

The 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments Monday in the case that has thwarted the president's attempt to bar certain people from entering the country in the name of national security, AP reported.

The Richmond, Virginia-based court will examine a federal judge’s ruling in Maryland that blocks the administration from temporarily barring new visas for people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

A federal judge in Hawaii has also halted that provision as well as the freeze on the US refugee program. Trump's administration is fighting that decision in the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals.

Trump rewrote the travel ban after the first version was stymied by the courts. Opponents say the new executive order has the same problems and cannot stand. The issue is likely destined for the US Supreme Court.

   
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