Trump wants action on travel ban
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”.