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Friday, February 10, 2017
Federal Court Finds "No Evidence" To Justify Trump's Islamic Travel Ban
Panel finds no evidence of terrorism risk
“The Government has pointed to no evidence that any alien from any of the countries named in the Order has perpetrated a terrorist attack in the United States,” the ruling stated.
Trump has said his immigration policy is necessary to prevent terrorists from infiltrating the country, citing the September 11 terrorist attacks and other criminal acts committed by foreign-born individuals.
But when pressed by the judges to provide hard evidence that the countries targeted in the ban — Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Libya and Yemen — posed a real risk for terrorism, the administration said there was no evidence in the record of federal offenses from visa holders of those nations.
Excerpt: Five Key Quotes From Court's Decision On Trump's Travel Ban