联邦法官禁止执行旅行禁令 白宫怒斥

编辑:给力英语新闻 更新:2017年10月18日 作者:美国之音(VOA News)

白宫
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一名美国联邦法官星期二下令不准实行川普总统最新版本旅行禁令的大部分内容之后,白宫表示愤怒。最新版本的旅行禁令原本将在星期三凌晨12点01分生效。

白宫表示:“今天地区法院这个有危险缺陷的命令削减了(川普)总统维护美国人民安全并执行进入美国最低安全标准的努力。” 夏威夷的联邦法官德里克·华森(Derrick Watson)做出裁判不久,白宫立即发表这份声明。这项裁决涉及新版的旅行禁令八个国家当中的六国人民。川普当局限制这些国家的人民入境的理由是,这些国家不能或者不愿意提供美国需要的核实这些人身份的信息,因此未能达到美国的安全标准。

白宫说,美国司法部“将会强力捍卫总统合法的行为。”美国政府主张他们为了国土安全,广泛调查了世界各地移民和旅行措施后,才根据调查结果颁布了旅行禁令。

司法部说,这项裁决是错误的,他们会“迅速地”提出上诉。

最新版本的旅行禁令原本限制来自乍得、伊朗、利比亚、索马里、叙利亚、和也门六个国家多种身份的访客。

但是,华森法官的暂时禁制令不会影响该旅行禁令对朝鲜和委内瑞拉访美旅客的限制。

华森法官在裁判理由书里面写道, 新的旅行禁令“跟它的前身有著同样的问题:缺少充分理由说明来自六个特定国家超过一亿五千名的人民进入(美国)将会‘对美国有重大负面影响。’”

白宫主张其限制“对于确保外国遵守维护我们移民系统的完整性以及国家安全所需的最低安全标准至关重要。”

白宫官员们相信进一步的司法审查会支持总统的举措。

一名国务院官员说,领务人员们收到指示,对于来自乍得、伊朗、利比亚、索马里、叙利亚、和也门的人民,“照常处理(他们的)签证”。

这起联邦诉讼是由夏威夷穆斯林协会以及许多个人在夏威夷州所提出。

夏威夷州检察长金士敬(Doug Chin)说:“这是夏威夷州第三次上法院来阻止川普总统发布基于人们来自哪些国家和他们的宗教信仰而歧视他们的旅行禁令。” 他接著说:“今天是法治的另一场胜利。”

White House: Judge's Decision Halting Travel Ban 'Dangerously Flawed'

The White House is reacting furiously to a federal judge blocking President Donald Trump's latest executive order that would have banned entry to travelers from several countries beginning Wednesday.

"Today’s dangerously flawed district court order undercuts the president’s efforts to keep the American people safe and enforce minimum security standards for entry into the United States," said a White House statement issued Tuesday shortly after Judge Derrick Watson ruled against restrictions on travelers from six countries the Trump administration said could not provide enough information to meet U.S. security standards.

The travel order would have barred to various degrees travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen.

Watson's temporary restraining order does not interfere with restrictions on North Korea and Venezuela.

The Justice Department "will vigorously defend the president’s lawful action," the White House said, contending its proclamation restricting travel was issued after an extensive worldwide security review.

The Justice Department called the ruling incorrect and said it will appeal the decision "in an expeditious manner."

Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke said: "While we will comply with any lawful judicial order, we look forward to prevailing in this matter upon appeal."

The new travel order "suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor: it lacks sufficient findings that the entry of more than 150 million nationals from six specified countries would be 'detrimental to the United States,'" Judge Watson wrote in his opinion.

The White House argues that its restrictions "are vital to ensuring that foreign nations comply with the minimum security standards required for the integrity of our immigration system and the security of our nation."

Officials in the White House are expressing confidence that further judicial review will uphold the president's action.

Hawaii involved for third time

Consular officials have been told to resume "regular processing of visas" for people from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen, according to a State Department official.

The suit on which Judge Watson ruled on Tuesday was filed by the state of Hawaii, the Muslim Association of Hawaii and various individuals.

"This is the third time Hawaii has gone to court to stop President Trump from issuing a travel ban that discriminates against people based on their nation of origin or religion," said Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin. "Today is another victory for the rule of law."