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A Federal Appeals Court Ruled That Trump's Third Travel Ban Is Likely Unconstitutional

On Thursday, a federal appeals court ruled that President Trump's third attempt at a travel ban is likely unconstitutional, as it appears to exhibit a primarily religious anti-Muslim objective.

After federal courts struck down the president's first two attempts at a travel ban, President Trump signed the latest set of travel restrictions on September 24, 2017. It in large part suspended travel to the US by nationals of five majority-Muslim countries covered under the previous travel bans - Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen - as well as two new countries, Chad and North Korea. The presidential proclamation also placed travel restrictions on certain government officials in Venezuela and their family members. 

The 9th Circuit and 4th Circuit appeals courts issued their decisions upholding injunctions to this travel ban.


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