Trump plans to sign updated travel ban early next week
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 05, 2017,
Mar 05, 2017, 3:52
President Trump leaves Air Force One after arriving in Orlando on Friday.
President Donald Trump is expected to sign a revised travel ban on Monday, just over a month after his original decree sowed controversy across the United States and chaos at airports, USA media reported.
U.S. President Donald Trump signs executive orders in the Hall of Heroes at the Department of Defense on January 27, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia.
On Saturday, Trump met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly - both central to the implementation of the order- at his Mar-a-Lago resort.
Initially, it was hinted by the White House that the new EO would be out at the beginning of this week. "But you're going to be responsive to a lot of very technical issues that were brought up by the court".
More than two dozen lawsuits were filed against the initial travel ban, which barred travelers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
However, following Trump's well-received speech, it was stated that the executive order would be delayed so that the president's address could breathe a bit. That court's stay was upheld by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
"We want the (executive order) to have its own 'moment, '" a senior administration official told CNN on Tuesday.