Trump wants ac­tion on travel ban

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

US PRES­I­DENT Don­ald Trump wasted no time us­ing an­other ap­par­ent ter­ror­ist at­tack in Lon­don to ar­gue for US courts to re­in­state his travel ban fo­cused on peo­ple from pre­dom­i­nantly Mus­lim coun­tries.

“We need to be smart, vig­i­lant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the travel ban as an ex­tra level of safety,” Trump said, be­fore Bri­tish Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May said the in­ci­dents were be­ing treated as a po­ten­tial act of ter­ror.

The White House on Thurs­day asked the US Supreme Court to re­in­state Trump’s stalled travel ban, aim­ing to re­verse a string of court­room losses since the mea­sure was in­tro­duced in Jan­uary and then amended in March.

At is­sue is Trump’s ex­ec­u­tive or­der tem­po­rar­ily bar­ring en­try into the US by peo­ple from six pre­dom­i­nantly Mus­lim coun­tries.

The ad­min­is­tra­tion asked the court to let the ban take ef­fect while the jus­tices de­cide whether to re­view a lower-court rul­ing that said the pol­icy was “steeped in an­i­mus and di­rected at a sin­gle re­li­gious group”.

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