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Trump bid to restore travel ban rejected

(161109) -- BEIJING, Nov. 9, 2016 (Xinhua) -- File photo taken on July 21, 2016 shows Donald Trump taking the stage on the last day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, the United States.    Former real estate tycoon Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States after a neck-and-neck race with his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.     Born on June 14, 1946, in New York, Trump started his career in his father's real estate firm in 1968 after graduation from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and was given control of the company in 1971, when he renamed the company "The Trump Organization."     Since then, Trump expanded the business by building casinos, golf courses, hotels and other properties and started marketing his name on a number of building projects and commercial products and services.     He was also famous as a reality television star as the host of his 14-season run "The Apprentice."     Trump announced his presidential candidacy in June 2015, portraying himself as a Washington outsider. The announcement ended his long history of presidential flirtations that started in 1987 and were revived in 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 elections.(Xinhua/Yin Bogu) (cyc)
Xinhua — File photo taken on July 21, 2016 shows Donald Trump taking the stage on the last day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, the United States.

BBC–The US federal appeals court has rejected the Trump administration’s request to reinstate a travel ban blocked by a federal judge on Friday.
The late night ruling means the travel ban will remain suspended until the full case has been heard.
The court gave the White House and the states challenging it a deadline of Monday to present more arguments.
Two states argued that the travel ban, affecting people from seven mainly-Muslim countries, was unconstitutional.
In its appeal, the Justice Department said Judge James Robart had overreached by “second guessing” the president on a national security matter.
It also argued that only the president could decide who can enter or stay in the US.
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In Friday’s case, the Justice Department had argued that states did not have the authority to challenge a presidential executive order.
Lawyers for the states of Washington and Minnesota had argued that the ban was unconstitutional because it denied people with valid entry documents the right to travel without due process.
It also violated freedom of religion rights by appearing to target Muslims, they said.
Mr Trump called Judge Robart’s ruling “ridiculous”, described him as a “so-called judge” and vowed to restore the ban.
Judge Robart has served on the federal bench since 2004 after nomination by President George W Bush.
Meanwhile Iran, one of the countries named in the ban, has also responded to Judge Robart’s ruling by saying it would allow a US wrestling team to compete in a World Cup event it is hosting later this month.
The US wrestlers were initially denied visas after Iran said it would ban Americans in retaliation for Mr Trump’s order.
Friday’s ruling has also seen visa holders from the affected nations scramble to get flights to the US, fearing they have a slim window to enter


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