The US Justice Department has defended President Donald Trump’s travel ban and urged an appeals court to reinstate it in the interests of National Security.

A 15-page brief argued it was a “Lawful Exercise of the President’s Authority” and not a Ban on Muslims.

The executive order temporarily banned entry from all refugees and visitors from seven mainly Muslim Countries.

A hearing has been set for Today on whether to back or reject the Ban.

The Judge had argued the ban was unconstitutional and harmful to the State’s Interests.

People from the seven countries – Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen with valid visas were able to travel to the US again.