Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Reinstate Travel Ban
The Trump administration filed two requests on Thursday asking the Supreme Court to set aside two rulings, one in Hawaii and the other in Washington, that blocked its travel ban against Muslim-majority nations.
The Trump administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to immediately reinstate its ban on travelers from the six mostly Muslim countries refugees from anywhere in the world, saying the U.S. will be safer if the policy is put in place.
The Justice Department is “confident that President Trump’s executive order is well within his lawful authority to keep the nation safe and protect our communities from terrorism”.
Spokesperson Sarah Isgur Flores said, “The president is not required to admit people from countries that sponsor or shelter terrorism, until he determines that they can be properly vetted and do not pose a security risk to the United States.”
The administration submitted a request to the Supreme Court asking it to review a ruling made by the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals in May that declined to reinstate a controversial executive order which is blocking travelers from the six countries from entering the US.
Chief Judge Roger Gregory wrote that Mr. Trump’s executive order speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drops with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination.
Rights groups that have been fighting the policy in the courts said the justices should not allow the travel and refugee bans to take effect.
It takes a majority of the court, at least five justices, to put the policy into effect.