WASHINGTON, June 12 (KUNA) — US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday that he and President Donald Trump “disagree” with a second federal appeals court ruling against the revised travel ban.
“President Trump’s Executive Order is well within his lawful authority to keep the Nation safe. We disagree with the Ninth Circuit’s decision to block that authority,” said Sessions in a statement.
The decision, from the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, was the latest court ruling rejecting administration efforts to limit travel from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
“We must not place our nation at risk until we have the ability accurately and responsibly to vet those seeking entry here,” Sessions stressed.
“The President was clear in his landmark speech in Saudi Arabia: this is not about religion; it is about national security.”
The Attorney General argued that the injunction prevents the President from fully carrying out his Constitutional duties and has a “chilling effect on security operations as well.” (end)
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