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Will win travel ban legal battle, says President Trump; hints signing new order on immigration

US President Donald Trump has said that he has ‘no doubt his administration will win in court over his controversial travel ban’.

India TV News Desk, Washington [ Updated: February 11, 2017 8:02 IST ]
US President Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said that he has ‘no doubt his administration will win in court over his controversial travel ban’.

The US President, who is in his third week in office, also promised that he will take action ‘rapidly’ to introduce ‘additional security’ steps for the country next week.

"We are going to keep our country safe, we are going to do whatever is necessary to keep our country safe," Trump said at the White House on Friday.

"We'll be doing something very rapidly having to do with additional security for our country, you'll be seeing that sometime next week," he added.

"In addition we will continue to go through the court process and ultimately I have no doubt that we'll win that case," the President opined. 

Asked if his plan might be to issue a new executive order, Trump said, "It very well could be. We need speed for reasons of security, so it very well could be."

"Perhaps Monday or Tuesday," he added.

The new executive order on immigration would include security measures, Trump said. "New security measures. We have very, very strong vetting. I call it extreme vetting and we're going very strong on security. We are going to have people coming to our country that want to be here for good reason."

"One of the reasons I am standing here today, the security of our country, the voters felt I would give it the best security," he said indicating that, despite the court setback, he would continue with his efforts for the safety and security of the US.

Trump did not clarify what he meant by additional steps, but his remarks were in response to a journalist's question about whether he was considering fresh executive orders.

"While I've been President, which is just for a very short period of time, I've learned tremendous things that you could only learn, frankly, if you were in a certain position, namely President," he said.

Trump said there are tremendous threats to the country.

"We will not allow that to happen, I can tell you that right now. So we'll be going forward and we'll be doing things to continue to make our country safe. It will happen rapidly and we will not allow people into our country who are looking to do harm to our people," he said. 

 

President’s comments come a day after a San Francisco-based US appeals court refused to reinstate his temporary ban on travel by refugees and residents of seven Muslim majority countries, which he claims is to protect national security.

 

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