But while Trump's reasons for seeking Supreme Court review may be suspect, the president might be right to seek quick resolution. They prevailed before a U.S. District Court in Hawaii and before a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
That same day, President Donald Trump met with lawmakers to discuss the creation of a clean DREAM Act that would allow DACA recipients and undocumented immigrants, also known as Dreamers, a path to citizenship without the attachment of Trump's border wall funding or the end to the USA visa lottery program.
Noel Francisco said the court should agree to decide the case soon and issue a ruling by the summer.
The Supreme Court said Friday it will hear a legal challenge to the Trump administration's policy restricting travel to the US from six Muslim-majority countries.
The U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday it had asked the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling last week that blocked President Donald Trump's move to end a program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.
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At the time, Trump said he would give Congress six months to pass a new law that would allow DACA recipients-known as Dreamers-to stay in the U.S. The president and Republicans are using the preservation of DACA as a bargaining chip with Democrats in their push for sweeping immigration reform.
Trump's first travel ban was issued nearly a year ago, nearly immediately after he took office, and was aimed at seven countries.
In June, after federal appeals courts struck down the travel ban, the justices said citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen without close ties to the US while vetting procedures were reviewed.
The case represents a high-profile test of presidential powers.
The latest ban was introduced on September 24 after what Francisco called an "extensive, worldwide review" to determine which foreign governments provide information required by the United States to vet those seeking entry. Trump's initial travel ban, decreed a week after he took office, triggered chaos out at USA airports, with travelers detained upon arrival, and nationwide protests against a measure seen as discriminatory - though Trump said it aimed to keep out extremists. But both sides urged the Supreme Court to consider both the statutory and constitutional questions if it agreed to hear the case.