The Trump administration has asked the US Supreme Court to reinstate the travel ban it had imposed on citizens of six Muslim-majority countries.
According to CNN, the Trump administration has requested the nine apex court judges to reinstate the ban considering the legality of the US President’s executive order.
On March 6, President Trump signed Executive Order (EO) titled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States" banning entry of citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Syria.
President Trump’s executive order was halted by the US 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.
"We have asked the Supreme Court to hear this important case and are confident that President Trump's executive order is well within his lawful authority to keep the nation safe and protect our communities from terrorism," US Justice Department spokesperson Sarah Isgur Flores was quoted as saying by CNN.
Sarah Flores further added that the President is not required to admit people from countries that sponsor or shelter terrorism, until he determines that they can be properly vetted and do not pose a security risk to the United States.