Appeals court upholds nationwide ban against President Trump’s travel ban


WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 12: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks while hosting students from North Carolina in the Oval Office of the White House on May 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. The students built a rocket they named ‘Trump’ and are competing in a rocket competition this weekend in Northern Virginia. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

A federal appeals court upheld Thursday an injunction against President Donald Trump’s travel ban against six Muslim-majority countries.

The ruling upholds a lower court’s decision to halt core portions of the executive order indefinitely.

The new ban was announced in March, but never got off the ground because federal courts blocked it just hours before it was set to go into effect. It would have banned people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the US for 90 days and all refugees for 120 days.

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