Trump travel ban suffers new court defeat - BBC

23:00, 12 June 2017
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A U.S. appeals court has upheld a decision blocking President Trump's revised "travel ban" on people from six mainly Muslim nations, according to BBC News.

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A lower court had issued the injunction on the grounds that the ban was discriminatory after a challenge by the state of Hawaii, BBC News reports.

The 90-day ban was to apply to people from Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.

It also called for a 120-day ban on all refugees.

Read alsoReuters: U.S. attorney general to face questions on Comey firing, RussiaThe Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco was reviewing a March ruling by a Hawaii-based federal judge that blocked parts of Mr Trump's order.

In their ruling, the judges said that "immigration, even for the President, is not a one-person show".

They said Mr Trump had failed to show that the entry of people from the six countries mentioned in the ban, as well as the refugees, would be detrimental to US interests.

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