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US: Court refutes Trump's request to immediately restore travel ban

  • The federal appeals court in US has early Sunday turned down the Justice Department's request for an immediate recall of President Donald Trump's ban on accepting travelers from several countries and all refugees.

    Instead the San Francisco based 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals asked the challengers of the ban respond to the appeal filed by the Trump administration on Saturday night, and for the Justice Department to submit a counter-response by Monday afternoon.

    The Trump administration announced that a Seattle based federal judge went beyond his authority by imposing a temporary ban on the order nationwide. Now when the higher court has denied an immediate, the legal battle is expected to continue for days at least.

    Noel Francisco, acting Solicitor General argued on Saturday night that the president alone has the authority to decide who can enter or stay in the US. This assertion has invoked the wider battle to come over illegal immigration.