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Ninth Circuit Hears Arguments in Hawaii v. Trump

Ninth Circuit Hears Arguments in Hawaii v. Trump

A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently heard arguments in the case of Hawaii v. Trump concerning the legality of Trump’s revised travel ban. A federal judge in Hawaii previously issued an order suspending implementation of the revised travel ban issued by Trump in the form of an executive order, based on the finding that the revised ban was likely unconstitutional. During the arguments from each side, many questions arose regarding the ban in the context of Trump’s campaign promises to prevent citizens of predominantly Muslim countries to freely travel to the United States. While the acting Solicitor General argued that the judges should not delve into the subjective motivation that might underlie the revised ban, i.e. Trump’s public comments, and instead focus on the fact that the ban did not involve religion in any way, the judges appeared to remain skeptical. The attorney for the plaintiffs argued that Trump’s repeated characterization of the measure as a Muslim travel ban was evidence of a discriminatory intent that was plain on its face. This was the second opportunity for a panel of the Ninth Circuit to consider one of Trump’s travel bans. In February, a Seattle, Washington judge barred Trump’s first travel ban from going into effect based on its likely unconstitutionality. A different panel of the Ninth Circuit unanimously declined to reinstate the travel ban, finding that the measure lacked basic due process protections. Whether Trump’s revised travel ban survives or the U.S. Supreme Court takes up the issue is unclear at this point. No matter the outcome of the travel ban controversy, the skilled and knowledgeable immigration lawyers of Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C. are here to get immigrants released from detention and defend them against removal from the country. We handle these types of cases on a regular basis and have valuable knowledge about how to best represent your interests, based on your individual circumstances. By contacting our office right away, you will place yourself in the best position possible to have loved ones released from detention and defend again potential removal from home and family.

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