Court Blocks Travel Ban, Trump Considers 'Brand-New' Immigration Order

President Trump on Friday vowed to sign a "brand-new order" to temporarily bar refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the country as his original order remains blocked by the courts, The New York Times reported.

On Thursday, a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously rejected the U.S. Justice Department's request to lift a temporary restraining order preventing the Trump administration from enforcing the entry ban. Many college and university leaders condemned the ban, which prevented the travel of students and scholars from the seven countries to their campuses and barred those who were already in the U.S. from traveling internationally for professional or personal purposes, Inside Higher Ed reported.

The Times reported that the president promised to continue the court battle over the original order but "indicated that he would not wait for the process to play out to take action."

Trump indicated that a new order—that would be aimed at accomplishing the same purpose but, presumably, with a stronger legal basis—could come sometime this week.

 

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The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/10/us/politics/trump-vows-quick-action-to-stop-terrorism-after-court-defeat.html

Inside Higher Ed

https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2017/02/13/trump-says-new-order-immigration-possible