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Trump asks Supreme Court to reinstate travel ban

5 years 3 months 4 weeks ago Thursday, June 01 2017 Jun 1, 2017 June 01, 2017 11:05 PM June 01, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to reinstate its ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries.

The Justice Department filing to the high court late Thursday argues that the federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, made several mistakes in ruling against the Trump travel policy. The government says the nation will be safer if the policy is put in place.

Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores says that ban is lawful. 

Immigration officials would have 90 days to decide what changes are necessary before people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen may resume applying for visas.

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals called the national security concerns an after-the-fact justification for a policy that was "intended to bar Muslims from this country."

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