The US Justice Department has filed a Court Motion against the suspension of President Trump’s travel ban on people from seven mainly Muslim nations. The move seeks to reverse ruling by a Federal Judge in Washington State. Visa holders from the affected nations have been scrambling to get flights to the us, fearing they have a slim window to enter America. Presidents Trump’s ban last week led to mass protests and confusion at US airports.
Some sixty thousands visas have been revoked since president trump’s executive order was issued. Earlier, Judge James Robart’s temporary restraining order halted it Nationwide with immediate effect. He found that legal challenges launched by two states, Washington and Minnesota, were likely to succeed. The appeal against the suspension was formally filed by the US Department of Justice.
President Trump is named as one of the appellants in his capacity as President, along with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The administration argues that the travel ban is designed to protect the US, and it is seeking an emergency stay that would restore the restrictions.