President Donald Trump’s administration has decided to abandon the court battle regarding the suspension of the travel ban on seven Muslim countries and will replace it with a new executive order. According to the Department of Justice, Trump’s new executive order will be a revised and improved version of the first one.
Earlier this month, the 9th circuit court of appeals, which is regarded as the most liberal court in the U.S., ruled against Trump’s travel ban, siding with the restraining order filed against it by District Judge James L. Robart.
As noted by the 9th circuit, certain aspects of the travel ban were unconstitutional. After the court released its ruling, Trump noted that he intends to take the matter to the Supreme Court since the panel of judges who suspended the ban ignored the president’s call for improving the nation’s safety.
But earlier today, a Department of Justice court filing revealed that the White House now intends to take a different route regarding the issue with Trump’s executive order. Instead of appealing it, Trump will draft and sign a new order that will serve as an improvement of the first one. According to the filing, the new executive order will address the factors that the 8th circuit court deemed unconstitutional.
“Rather than continuing this litigation, the president intends in the near future to rescind the order and replace it with a new, substantially revised executive order to eliminate what the panel erroneously thought were constitutional concerns,” the Justice Department stated in the filing.
As noted by Trump, his decision to come up with a new executive order is part of his administration’s effort to ensure the safety of the public. Even though he encountered an obstacle in the form of the 9th circuit court’s ruling, he still intends to prevent illegal immigrants with possible links to extremist groups from entering the country.