Days after President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban against seven Muslim majority nations was hit by a legal barricade, Trump said he will pronounce a new executive order on immigration next week that will “comprehensively” protect the US.
Trump in a news conference at the White House said, the fresh order would comprehensively defend the country, and hinted that it may contain new screening measures for travellers. “We’re issuing a new executive action next week that will comprehensively protect our country,” he said.
“We’ll be going along the one path and hopefully winning that, at the same time we will be issuing a new and very comprehensive order to protect our people. That will be done sometime next week, toward the beginning or middle at the latest part,” Trump added.
His last executive order of provisionally suspending entry of Syrian refugees and people from seven Muslim-majority nations was put on hold by the court.
Trump also said that his government had a very smooth rollout of the travel ban, but “we had a bad court. Got a bad decision. We had a court that’s been overturned. Again, may be wrong. But I think it’s 80 per cent of the time, a lot,” he said.
“We had a bad decision (by the court). We’re going to keep going with that decision. We’re going to put in a new executive order next week some time. But we had a bad decision,” he said, alleging that such a court decision is very bad for the protection and safety of the nation.
Adding that the rollout of the executive order was “perfect”, he said, he is going ahead with extreme vetting. “Extreme vetting will be put in place and it already is in place in many places. In fact, we had to go quicker than we thought because of the bad decision we received from a circuit that has been overturned at a record number,” he said.
“I have heard 80 per cent, I find that hard to believe, that is just a number I heard, that they are overturned 80 percent of the time. I think that circuit is in chaos and that circuit is frankly in turmoil. But we are appealing that, and we are going further,” Trump said.
However, soon after his declaration late Thursday afternoon, the US Justice Department told a federal appeals court that there was no cause to reexamine a case on the executive order on immigration and refugees.