President Trump of the United States has reacted to a fresh court order stopping the implementation of his latest travel ban by saying it is “flawed” and a case of “unprecedented judicial overreach”.
He made the comments while speaking at a rally in Nashville.
His administration argues that the constitution gives the president the power to suspend immigration when he deems it to be in the national interest of the country, and that neither the initial or revised orders discriminate on the basis of religion.
A federal judge in Hawaii had blocked President Donald Trump’s new travel ban, hours before it was due to begin after midnight on Thursday.
US District Judge Derrick Watson cited “questionable evidence” in the government’s argument that the ban was a matter of national security.
The order would have placed a 90-day ban on people from six mainly Muslim nations and a 120-day ban on refugees.
An earlier version of the order, issued in late January, sparked confusion and protests, and was blocked by a judge in Seattle.