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Federal Judges Listen to Arguments Concerning President Trump's Executive Order

Three federal judges on Tuesday afternoon will hear oral arguments in the challenge to President Trump's Executive Order (EO) on immigration. The hearing will determine the immediate fate of the nationwide temporary restraining order (TRO) against the travel ban that bars citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from entering the US for 90 days, all refugees for 120 days and indefinitely halts refugees from Syria.

The issue that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has to resolve is not whether or not the travel ban is constitutional, but whether it will remain suspended for now. Regardless of the ruling, the next stop will likely be the US Supreme Court. It's a dramatic escalation of an issue that caused substantial confusion in ports of entry across the country.