The president is asking Supreme Court justices to strike down his controversial travel ban on the grounds that it is unconstitutional, according to an Axios analysis of court documents.
The president’s lawyers argue that his executive order is legal because the president’s executive order does not apply to foreigners who are citizens of the United States.
“We have argued that the president is not using executive authority to unilaterally suspend immigration,” the White House said in a brief.
Trump’s legal team said in its brief that the executive order was “the first step” toward enforcing his travel ban.
The Supreme Court has repeatedly declined to hear arguments about the travel ban and is expected to issue a decision sometime in the second half of this year.
Trump signed the executive action on Jan. 26 and said that he wanted to begin “executive travel” for people from seven majority-Muslim countries who have been approved by the State Department.
He also said he wanted people to be able to travel to the U.S. “without fear of being turned away or detained.”
The order had been challenged by two U.N. agencies, the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
The State Department said that the order would have “impeded” U.C.L.A.’s ability to protect international humanitarian workers from abuse and violence.
Trump and his team said the order was not meant to discriminate against Muslims and was meant to be a “temporary, temporary measure” to allow for people to return to the United Nations after a 90-day “departure” period.
The State of Texas said the executive orders did not take effect until Dec. 31, and that it would continue to monitor the situation.
The Associated Press reported that the State of Hawaii had already sued the White’s office over the order, and the Justice Department filed a motion to intervene to stop the state from enforcing it.
The judge overseeing the lawsuit, Theodore Chuang, ruled against the administration, but said the president had not acted in a “strictly lawful manner.”
The White House and Trump’s attorneys have filed another brief in support of the executive travel order.
“The order is consistent with our national security and the needs of our country and our allies, and it is supported by the broad consensus of the country,” the Trump team said.
Trump on Friday asked the Supreme Justice to throw the case out.
He said the U