A new travel ban by US President Donald Trump’s administration targeting Muslims is a violation of federal law, a US appeals court has ruled.
The ruling by the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Friday evening states that the third version of Trump’s proposed ban on citizens from Muslims-majority nations is beyond his legal authority.
“For the third time, we are called upon to assess the legality of the President’s efforts to bar over 150 million nationals of six Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States or being issued immigrant visas that they would ordinarily be qualified to receive.”
“We conclude that the President’s issuance of the Proclamation once again exceeds the scope of his delegated authority,” the court ruled in a lengthy decision. “The Proclamation’s indefinite entry suspensions constitute nationality discrimination in the issuance of immigrant visas.”
The order, however, will be kept…