President Trump said Thursday he will issue a new order restricting travel from nations the administration says are linked to terrorism rather than appeal a court hold on the current ban.
President Donald Trump said in a news conference Thursday his administration will release a new executive order on immigration next week to - in his words - "comprehensively protect our country".
A panel of three judges from the 9th Circuit last week upheld a restraining order that blocks most travel from seven predominantly Muslim nations - Syria, Iraq, Somalia, Iran, Sudan, Libya and Yemen - until stronger vetting could be implemented, indefinitely halted the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the USA, and blocked other refugees for 120 days.
The Trump administration appealed that order to a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit, which unanimously ruled on February 9 that the Seattle judge's order should be upheld.
It has been met with worldwide criticism and anger with protests being held in America and across the globe. The appeals court should not reconsider the ruling, they said.
Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president stated a response to their comment on the ruling being a "preliminary decision".
Trump's executive order to ban immigrants from other countries for a period of time is better for US citizens as well as protection, but that it will help create fairness with those who are registered as Americans.
Presided over by U.S. District Judge James Robart in Seattle the lower court suspended the executive order nationwide after Washington state challenged its legality.
While the halt is in effect, people who had been stranded due to the executive order are rushing to fly back to the States.
Many people speculate that Trump is going to explicitly exclude green card holders, because he kind of freaking has to.
And as President Trump is prepared to appeal both the restraining order instigated by Washington and Minnesota and the Ninth Circuit Court's decision to leave that order in place as this case winds its way through the courts, it is important to note that the Ninth Circuit Court is the most overturned court in the nation. The Justice Department said it opposes discovery at a hearing last week. This is not wholly unexpected and is in accordance with Mr. Trump enforcement priorities as announced in his January 25 executive order, "Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States".
At issue so far has not been whether Trump's travel ban is ultimately legal - though that has been part of the consideration. It also barred all refugees for 90 days and refugees from Syria indefinitely.
Trump's EO anti-terrorism campaign has wreaked havoc on the U.S. airports and the thousands of passengers who were not allowed to leave the terminals.
"It is the right and duty of the President to do everything in his legal and Constitutional power to protect the American people". The judges have only been asked to consider whether national security concerns necessitate an immediate restoration of the travel ban, when weighed against the economic and other harms Washington and Minnesota say it is imposing on their states.