Washington, February 17: US President Donald Trump says he will sign a new executive order next week on travel ban for seven Muslim majority countries. US President Donald Trump has said, he will sign a new executive order next week to replace the travel ban that suspended travel from seven Muslim-majority countries and temporarily barred most refugees.In a news conference at the White House, Trump said, “the new order will comprehensively protect the United States. We had a very smooth rollout of the travel ban, but we had a bad court. We had a court that’s been overturned again, maybe wrong, but I think it’s 80 percent of the time. We had a bad decision. We’re going to keep going with that decision. We’re going to put in a new executive order next week sometime. But we had a bad decision. That’s the only thing that was wrong with the travel ban”.
Meanwhile, in a filing with the ninth circuit court of appeals, government lawyers asked the court not to consider the old ruling that temporarily suspended the travel ban. The Justice Department said, President Trump will clear the way for immediately protecting the country rather than pursuing further, potentially time-consuming litigation. Earlier, a district judge in Virginia had ruled that the executive order is unconstitutional.
The decision came in a lawsuit brought by the states of Washington and Minnesota, which said the ban unconstitutionally blocked entry on the basis of religion and harmed their residents, universities and sales tax revenue. Eighteen other states, including California and New York, supported the challenge.
On 27 January President Donald Trump signed an executive order halting all refugee admissions and temporarily barring people from seven Muslim-majority countries. In this order, suspends the arrival of refugees in the US for at least 120 days and bars visas for travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries including Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for the next three months.