The White House is seeking the intervention of the Supreme Court to reinstate a travel ban on people moving to the USA from Muslim dominated countries. Donald trump wants the U.S. Supreme Court to permit the reinstatement of his earlier ban on citizens from six-Muslim dominated countries. The government has signed two emergency applications that seek to overrun the decision made by the lower court on the ban. Trump’s administration wants the two injunctions that blocked his travel ban be overturned.

Trump administration wants the two injunctions that blocked his travel ban to be overturned

According to the BBC, Justice Department spokeswoman, Sarah Isgur Flores said, "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."

Trump’s administration has urged the court to treat the matter with urgency and reinstate the travel ban immediately.

The administration is keen in overturning the ruling made in the Federal courts of Maryland and Hawaii.

The travel ban has been termed as discriminatory

The contentious ban has been met with protests and outrage across the length and breadth of the US. The controversial ban was blocked by the lower courts terming it as discriminatory. Travel bans had been imposed on citizens from Syria, Libya, Yemen, Iran, Somalia, Iraq, and Sudan for a period of 90 days and put a stop to the Programme for the refugees for 120 days.

The implementation of the ban sparked protests and chaos in a number of cities and at airports. A legal challenge was then filed to block the ban, by Minnesota and Washington State. In March President Trump signed a revised order to address legal challenges it posed, and Iraq was removed from the list.

On 16th March, a District Court in Maryland found out that the ban was unconstitutional. The Court blocked the ban before in could be affected.

Hawaii federal judge concurred with rivals citing that the ban was 'discriminatory'

In May, Trump got a final blow when Virginia federal appeals court refused to lift the short-term block. Mr. Trump has a herculean task of overturning the ban as he is required to have the backing of five of the nine Supreme Court judges. If the outcome of the ruling favors the government, then the ban would be implemented with immediate effect.

According to a tweet by the American Civil Liberties Union, the group challenged the ban by stating that: “We have defeated this hateful ban and are ready to make it again.”

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