The Trump Administration battle for its travel ban restrictions continues as the Justice Department goes to the Supreme Court on Monday to ask it to lift the blockade of the travel ban.
The administration announced in September the new travel ban restrictions that added Chad, Venezuela, and North Korea to the list of six Muslim-majority countries whose citizens may not travel to the U.S. Only Venezuelan government officials, though, were blocked.
Federal courts in Hawaii and Maryland in October stopped the implementation of Trump’s newest guidelines for the travel ban. The Justice Department wants the Supreme Court to overturn the lower courts’ ruling by lifting the blockades.
U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco argued that the Hawaii judge’s blockade should be lifted even though the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals sought to maintain it because there is a “reasonable probability” the Supreme Court would grant review of the travel ban case.
Francisco also reasoned that there is a “more than fair prospect” the Supreme Court would overrule the lower courts’ blocking Trump’s ban and preventing the president’s ban from taking effect “will cause ongoing irreparable harm to the government and the public.”
The Supreme Court also agreed previously to hear arguments over the second executive order pertaining to the travel ban but took out the case from its schedule after expiration dates on different parts of the order passed, as well as the Trump administration issuing new guidelines.