After the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently upheld a lower court’s injunction against President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on Muslim immigration from several African and Middle Eastern countries, the U.S. Department of Justice said it will ask the nation’s highest court to review the case.
“President Trump’s executive order is well within his lawful authority to keep the Nation safe,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions wrote in a statement. “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. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is also considering the president’s executive order.
Entering the U.S. is “a privilege, not a right,” Vice President Mike Pence said. He referenced the recent Islamic terrorist attacks in Manchester and Kabul as a “grim reminder of the ruthlessness of those who threaten our country and threaten our allies.”
President Trump said in his State of the Union address that foreigners given the “high honor” of admittance into this country should support it “and love its people and its values,” but some of these same people are calling this generous country “racist” for wanting to keep out those who want to destroy us.