The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday temporarily blocked implementation of an appeals court rruling that put limits on President Donald Trump’s refugee ban.
The administration went to the high court Monday morning. asking the justices to continue to allow strict enforcement of a temporary ban on refugees from around the world.
The Justice Department’s high court filing Monday follows an appeals court ruling last week that would allow refugees to enter the United States if a resettlement agency in the U.S. had agreed to take them in. The appellate ruling could take effect as soon as Tuesday and could apply to up to 24,000 refugees.
The administration is not challenging the part of the ruling that applies to a temporary ban on visitors from six mostly Muslim countries. The appeals court ruled that grandparents and cousins of people already in the U.S. can’t be excluded from the country under the travel ban.