Trump to issue new immigration order by next week

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Washington D.C. [United States], Feb. 17 (ANI): President Donald Trump on Thursday said that he is going to issue a new immigration executive order by next week that would be "tailored" to a recent federal appeals court decision to block the travel ban which he had issued in January this year. "The new order is going to be very much tailored to what I consider to be a very bad decision," CNN quoted Trump as saying during a press conference. Meanwhile, the Justice Department told the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that it does not require a larger panel of judges to rehear its challenge to a temporary suspension of Trump's executive order on immigration by a lower court, as a new order was on its way. "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 said in a 47-page brief filed by them. The Department said that the President will be protecting the country in doing so rather than pursuing with potentially time-consuming litigation. Earlier, a three-judge federal appeals panel had unanimously refused to reinstate the travel ban from countries like Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Within minutes of the judges' decision, the President angrily tweeted his intent to appeal. "SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!," Trump took to Twitter. Within an hour of the judgment, the hashtag #NoBanNoWall started to trend on the social media. Trump's executive order, that he signed in January this year, suspended immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days, the US refugee program for 120 days, and indefinitely halted Syrian refugees from entering the U.S. The Trump administration has said the seven nations - Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen - have raised terrorism concerns. (ANI)