Washington, February 17: US President Donald Trump on Thursday announced his plans of rolling out a new executive order to replace the current one, banning the entry of Muslims from certain Islamic countries. The first visa ban was issued by Trump during his very first days in office but was put on hold by a US Federal court judge.
The Trump administration has decided that instead of getting involved in an extensive process of litigation, they would launch a brand new order that circumvented any legal hurdles. In fact, the President clarified that the order would be signed considering the “bad decision” that prevented the previous ban from sustaining.
Addressing his very first press conference from Washington, Trump said after announcing the order, “The new order is going to be very much tailored to what I consider to be a very bad decision. But we can tailor the order to that decision and get just about everything, in some ways, more. But we’re tailoring it now to the decision, we have some of the best lawyers in the country working on it. And the new executive order is being tailored to the decision we got down from the court. OK?”
Clarifying on the administration’s decision to stop any further litigation in the ninth circuit court of appeals, the Justice department is said to have issued a notice that stated, “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. In so doing, the President will clear the way for immediately protecting the country rather than pursuing further, potentially time-consuming litigation,”
Donal Trump’s first visa ban on Muslim countries was applicable to citizens of Iraq, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Libya and Sudan. Apart from these seven countries, the President had clarified that there would be extreme vetting on citizens coming from countries such as Pakistan and Afghanistan. The decision, however, saw massive protests from sections of American society and chaos at airports.