President Donald Trump told press aboard Air Force One that his administration was weighing his options on appealing the 9th circuit court's decision to strike down his executive order on immigration.
“We also have a lot of other options, including just filing a brand new order.”
The order that was struck down would have implemented a 90-day ban on travel into the United States by citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries, as well as a 120-day ban on refugees. Thursday evening, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld a stay on the ban, halting implementation nationwide.
According to the Associated Press, President Trump said a new order would change “very little,” but stayed coy about the details, adding:
“I'd like to surprise you.”
By indefinitely delaying the appeal, the Trump administration is avoiding a potential 4-4 split within the Supreme Court, which would halt the ban.