The Trump administration has officially taken steps to restore the president's executive order on immigration, which temporarily bars immigrants from seven nations in the Middle East and Africa from coming into the United States. On Friday, U.S. District Senior Judge James Robart in Seattle issued a temporary restraining order on Trump's executive action, with the State Department returning tens of thousands of canceled visas to affected visitors. In response, the Trump White House asked for an appeal, with the Justice Department filing a brief on Monday.
BREAKING: Justice Dept. files brief with federal appeals court in Trump administration travel ban case.— The Associated Press (@AP) February 6, 2017
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco stated that it will consider the appeal on Tuesday. The oral arguments will be made by phone, according to The Hill.
Breaking: 9th Circuit schedules oral argument in Trump immigration case for tomorrow, 2/7 at 3 pm PT. 30 min each side, over the phone.— Dan Levine (@FedcourtJunkie) February 6, 2017
President Trump got into a war of words with the "so called judge" in Seattle after the injunction on Friday, accusing him of opening our borders to terrorism.
The judge opens up our country to potential terrorists and others that do not have our best interests at heart. Bad people are very happy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 5, 2017
Along with Robart, several other federal judges and 16 state attorneys general have challenged the president's executive order - not to mention the lawsuits from ACLU and CAIR.
Trump said he will win this battle "for the safety of the country."