December 8, 2017
A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments over a third version of the president’s travel order following the administration’s Supreme Court victory.
President Trump’s updated travel order is heading back to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia.
During a Friday hearing, 13 judges are set to determine whether or not the order discriminates against Muslims or if the action is necessary to protect national security.
This comes just four days after the Supreme Court grants the full enforcement of the president’s travel order.
The ruling allows the administration to prohibit travelers from six terror prone nations into the U.S.
The president announced his initial travel order in January, during his campaign pledge for vetting against radical Islamic terrorism.
“Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shut down of Muslims entering the United States until our countries representatives can figure out what the hell is going on,” said then presidential candidate Trump about himself during a campaign speech.
Officials argue the president has the broad authority to decide who can enter the U.S., while challengers say it violates constitutional law.