Ninth Circuit deals another legal setback to Trump travel and refugee order

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Another federal appeals court has delivered a legal defeat to the White House on President Trump’s revised travel and refugee order, as the Ninth Circuit on Monday refused to fully lift an injunction that has kept Mr. Trump’s plans on hold to bar the arrival of visitors and refugees from six majority-Muslim nations.

The decision by a three judge panel of the Ninth Circuit came as the U.S. Supreme Court was accepting legal briefs on a similar, but different case from the Fourth Circuit, where the Trump Administration had also lost in court on the revised travel and refugee plan.

In this latest ruling, the Ninth Circuit said the President violated immigration law by not showing how the entry of people from Iran, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Syria and Yemen would harm American interests.

“Immigration, even for the President, is not a one-person show,” the court wrote in a per curiam opinion issued Monday morning Pacific time.