Donald Trump slams US' Ninth Circuit court over travel ban, sanctuary cities order
Unhappy with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit order against his policies on travel ban and sanctuary cities, President Donald Trump on Wednesday vowed to fight against the order in the Supreme Court.
New Delhi: Unhappy with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit order against his policies on travel ban and sanctuary cities, President Donald Trump on Wednesday vowed to fight against the order in the Supreme Court.
Expressing his displeasure in a series of tweets, Trump said, "First the Ninth Circuit rules against the ban & now it hits again on sanctuary cities-both ridiculous rulings. See you in the Supreme Court!"
Trumps latest rant follows a series of rulings from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals against his administration's proposal for travel ban imposed on certain Muslim dominated countries and an executive order that sought to withhold federal funds to "sanctuary cities.
"Out of our very big country, with many choices, does everyone notice that both the "ban" case and now the "sanctuary" case is brought in . ..the Ninth Circuit, which has a terrible record of being overturned (close to 80%). They used to call this "judge shopping!" Messy system," he said.
Earlier today, a California judge blocked Trump's executive order that sought to withhold federal funds to "sanctuary cities", the communities that have refused to work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials after detaining illegal immigrants.
The ruling from U.S. District Judge William Orrick III in San Francisco on Tuesday said that Trump's order targeted broad categories of federal funding for sanctuary governments and that plaintiffs challenging the order were likely to succeed in proving it unconstitutional, reports the Fox news.
The order came days after the Justice Department threatened to cut off funding to eight so-called "sanctuary cities," unless they were able to provide proof of cooperation with federal authorities over undocumented immigrants.
The Trump administration has argued that sanctuary cities allow dangerous criminals back on the street, while sanctuary cities say turning local police into immigration officers erode trust that's needed to get people to report crime.
The order also has led to lawsuits by Seattle; two Massachusetts cities, Lawrence and Chelsea; and a third San Francisco Bay Area government, the city of Richmond.
This was yet another stay on a Trump executive order after a federal appeals court blocked the original travel ban that prohibited travelers from several Muslim-majority countries from entering into the U.S. The administration then revised the order, but the new version also is stalled in court.