President Trump said Friday that he would take action next week to strengthen border security in the wake of an appeals court ruling against his travel ban order, but declined to say what avenue that action would take.
WASHINGTON — President Trump said Friday he’s considering a new executive order on refugees as soon as Monday or Tuesday, even as his administration mulls an appeal of a court decision suspending his previous order barring travelers from seven majority Muslim countries.
“We will win that battle,” Trump said of the court battle. “We also have a lot of other options, including just filing a brand new order.”
The shifting White House strategy marked the beginning of a third weekend of chaotic developments on the travel ban, which has stranded air travelers and led to nationwide protests and legal challenges.
After a three-judge panel refused to reinstate the travel ban on Thursday, the next stop would ordinarily be the Supreme Court. But a potential roadblock emerged late Thursday, when a judge on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco asked for the case to be heard by the full court of appeals, setting a deadline of next Thursday for arguments on that question.