The controversial case on President Trump’s travel ban barring people from the seven Muslim-dominated countries will not be dropped, this is because the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a request from the Justice Department to put it on hold until a new executive order is in place.
The Department of Justice asked the federal appeals court to put the case on hold after it has upheld the restraining order that was against the enforcement of the ban. However, the 9th Circuit declined to do so on Monday.
The President is expected to issue a replacement order on Wednesday. The Press Secretary Sean Spicer made a statement in the daily White House press briefing that he would not address the ruling because he hasn’t had a chance to read it, he also requested for a chance to speak with the White House Counsel’s Office.
President Trump signed an executive order that barred people from the seven Muslim dominated countries such as Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and Syria from coming into the US for 90 days. The order also halted the US refugee program for a total of 120 days.
The rollout of the executive order sparked mass confusion, protests and deportations. The executive order is now facing at least 40 active lawsuits against it, in 17 states. On the 3rd of February, a federal judge issued a nationwide temporary restraining order that was against its reinforcement. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld that TRO.
Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly took the blame for the rollout.
There were reports that the president of UEFA, football’s governing body in Europe said that Trump’s first policies could harm the United States’ bid to hold the World Cup in 2026. Aleksander Ceferin told the New York Times that part of the evaluation will consider the policies, adding that the order will not help the US to secure the World Cup since players will be turned off from coming to the U.S. due to political decisions, hence the World Cup shall not take place.