immigration ban | WABE 90.1 FM

immigration ban

Manuel Balce Ceneta / Associated Press

A federal appeals court in San Francisco has refused to reinstate President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday wouldn't block a lower-court ruling that suspended the ban and allowed previously barred travelers to enter the U.S. An appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court is possible.

U.S. District Judge James Robart in Seattle issued a temporary restraining order halting the ban last week after Washington state and Minnesota sued. The Justice Department appealed to the 9th Circuit.

Closer Look: Ready For Super Bowl 51; ACLU; And More

Feb 2, 2017
Atlantans packed City Hall on Friday, Jan. 27 sporting red, white and black.
Alison Guillory / WABE

Thursday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

The morning sun illuminates the Capitol in Washington as Congress returns from a district work week, Monday, March 24, 2014.
J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press

President Donald Trump's executive order on refugees and immigration has inspired controversy around the globe and across the nation, and further stretched divisions in American politics.

Al Such / WABE

Wednesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress:

Elly Yu / WABE

Areen Lukman Hussein tries to quiet her baby, who’s not even a month old. She just fed him with a bottle, but he’s still squirming in her arms.

She’s at the International Rescue Committee in Atlanta with her family on Monday, where refugees have been gathering to hear more about President Donald Trump’s executive actions on immigration.

Another man from Syria in the room, also a refugee, chimes in about the baby.

“Maybe the baby misses his dad,” he says in Arabic through an interpreter.

Pages