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Trump administration defends travel ban in court

WASHINGTON: The US Justice Department faced tough questioning Tuesday as it urged a court of appeals to reinstate President Donald Trump's travel ban targeting citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries -- put on hold by the courts last week. The latest twist in the legal showdown comes four days after a federal judge suspended Trump's decree, opening US borders back up to the thousands of refugees and travelers it had suddenly barred from the country. Three judges from an appellate court in San Francisco chaired the…

US appeals court ruling blocking Trump immigration ban

WASHINGTON: The US Justice Department on Saturday appealed a temporary block of Donald Trump's travel ban on citizens from seven mainly Muslim countries, after the president unleashed a fiery tirade and those with valid visas started arriving on American soil. It was just the latest in a series of dramatic twists since the Republican billionaire leader issued his immigration order a week ago. On Friday, a federal judge in Washington state put a temporary stay on the measures pending a wider legal review, prompting…