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Trump wants to impose another travel ban


WASHINGTON: The US president is reportedly considering a new executive order to ban citizens of certain countries from travelling to the US after his initial attempt was overturned in the courts. Speaking from Air Force One, Mr Trump said that a ‘brand new order’ could be issued as early Karen Shore holds up a sign in front of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, California on February 7, 2017. A federal appeals court heard arguments on Tuesday on whether to lift a nationwide suspension of President Donald Trump's travel ban targeting citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries. / AFP PHOTO / Josh EdelsonJOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Imagesas Monday or Tuesday. It comes after an appeals court in San Francisco upheld a court ruling to suspend his original order. Yet Mr Trump said that it would change ‘very little’, but he did not provide details of any new ban under consideration. Mr Trump told reporters: ‘We’ll win that battle. The unfortunate part is it takes time. We’ll win that battle. But we also have a lot of other options, including just filing a brand new order.’ The appeals court said the administration failed to offer ‘any evidence’ to justify the ban, which the president claims is crucial to keeping the US safe from terror attacks. But lawyers for the US government in Virginia said that ‘judicial second-guessing’ amounted to ‘an impermissible intrusion’ on Mr Trump’s constitutional authority. Despite Mr Trump’s suggestions on Friday for a new order though, the Trump administration could still decide to ask the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider the three-judge panel’s ruling. Mr Trump’s controversial executive order was hastily unveiled at the end of his first week in office. The order caused chaos at airports in the U.S. and sparked protests across the country.


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