Washington D.C: The President of the United States Donald Trump has said he is considering signing a “brand new” executive order on immigration, following the court ruling blocking his travel ban on Thursday.
The US president told reporters aboard Air Force One on his way to Florida that he was confident he would win his court battle over the hugely controversial executive order suspending the country’s refugee program and barring citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries, which is currently blocked.
But he said: “We also have a lot of other options, including just filing a brand new order.”
Asked if he meant a new executive order, he said: “It very well could be. We need speed for reasons of security, so it very well could be.”
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Asked what revisions the new order would include, he said: “New security measures.”
He said a new order would probably change “very little” from the first, according to the Associated Press.
Despite the president claiming he would “win that [legal] battle” over the travel ban, a White House official told Reuters the president had decided not to take the fight to the supreme court, following his setback in a San Francisco federal court on Thursday.
“We are actively considering changes or other executive orders that will keep our country safe from terrorism,” the official said. “The temporary restraining order, we would not take to the supreme court, but we are reviewing all options in the court system.”
Earlier, Trump had said he would make a fresh policy announcement next week in response to the ruling, but gave few details about his next move in a tussle with the judiciary that has stymied one of his first and most controversial measures