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Trump: Travel Ban Could Go to Supreme Court

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Tuesday, 07 Feb 2017 10:39 AM

President Donald Trump says the court fight over his refugee and immigration executive order could end up in the Supreme Court.

Speaking to reporters Tuesday, Trump says he's going to take his fight to uphold the directive "through the system." Still, he says he hopes the measure doesn't have to go to the high court because he believes it is "common sense."

Trump's order paused the entire U.S. refugee program and banned entries to the U.S. from seven majority Muslim countries. Over the weekend, Seattle U.S. District Judge James Robart temporarily blocked the order, sparking harsh criticism from the president of both the judge and his decision.

President Donald Trump says he can't believe his administration has to fight in the courts to uphold his refugee and immigration ban, a policy he says will protect the country.

Trump says some people with "the wrong intentions" are trying to "take a lot of our powers away." He says that more Americans support his policies than those protesting against his executive order, which temporarily halted the entire U.S. refugee program and blocked entries from seven Muslim-majority countries.

On Tuesday, state and federal lawyers will argue over the ban before a panel of federal appellate court judges.

Trump says his order will keep bad people out of the U.S. His comments came during a White House meeting with county sheriffs.

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