Donald Trump has appealed the Supreme Court in an effort to get his controversial travel ban approved. The order has been denied by lower courts, which is why it has now reached this level.
The Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores released a statement about the decision.
“We have asked the Supreme Court to hear this important case and are confident that President Trump’s executive order is well within his lawful authority to keep the Nation safe and protect our communities from terrorism.
“The president is not required to admit people from countries that sponsor or shelter terrorism until he determines that they can be properly vetted and do not pose a security risk to the United States.”
The U.S. Chief Circuit Judge Roger Gregory has said that the ban idea “speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination.”