Yes! As expected the Trump administration says it will appeal the order by a federal judge in Seattle to halt the travel ban President Trump ordered on seven majority-Muslim countries. It WILL be overturned!
Press Secretary Sean Spicer released a statement Friday evening outlining their response:
“At the earliest possible time, the Department of Justice intends to file an emergency stay of this outrageous order and defend the executive order of the President, which we believe is lawful and appropriate. The president’s order is intended to protect the homeland and he has the constitutional authority and responsibility to protect the American people.
As the law states, “Whenever the President finds that the entry or any aliens of of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”
The travel ban was implemented with much confusion, causing demonstrations and protests to erupt all over the country at airports where targets of the ban were detained and some were turned back to their countries of origin. The Trump administration indicated that they would file a stay soon, but not Friday evening.
A recent poll indicates that despite the public furor, more Americans support the travel ban than those that oppose it, just short of a majority.
With support on his side, President Trump won’t let this one go. Believe it – Trump is a leader we’ve never had before, he negotiated a ton of great deals – he will win this for America!