A 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel on Monday kept in place the blockade of President's Trump travel ban.
"The Immigration and Nationality Act gives the president broad powers to control the entry of aliens, and to take actions to protect the American public. But immigration, even for the president, is not a one-person show," the 9th Circuit panel wrote.
The three-judge panel of the West Coast appeals court heard arguments over the controversial travel ban's second iteration in May. The 9th Circuit previously tackled similar arguments about the first order earlier this year.
Trump's second travel ban order sought to block nationals from six Muslim-majority countries—Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen—for 90 days. The 9th Circuit rejected the scope of this order on Monday.
"We conclude that the president, in issuing the Executive Order, exceeded the scope of the authority delegated to him by Congress," the 9th Circuit's opinion states. "In suspending the entry of more than 180 million nationals from six countries, suspending the entry of all refugees, and reducing the cap on the admission of refugees from 110,000 to 50,000 for the 2017 fiscal year, the Ppesident did not meet the essential pre-condition to exercising his delegated authority: The president must make a sufficient finding that the entry of these classes of people would be 'detrimental to the interests of the United States.'"
Attorneys for the state of Hawaii, who argued before the 9th Circuit, also filed with the Supreme Court on Monday a response to President Trump's asking the high court to hear the travel ban litigation and lift the blockades of the ban. The attorneys argued that lifting the blockade of the ban would spark "chaos and confusion," and also cited the president's most recent tweets championing the original travel ban. The 9th Circuit's opinion noted the tweets as well.