The Justice Department might hold a review of last week's court decision that continued the hold on President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, although it is still unclear if the administration will officially appeal the ruling.
According to Fox Business, the administration is mulling an en banc review, which would consist of an 11-judge panel. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week Trump's order to temporarily stop immigration from seven countries with a terror presence was not warranted.
With a deadline looming as to whether it will appeal the decision, the administration is reportedly looking into its options. Fox Business reported the DOJ, which is now led by newly minted Attorney General Jeff Sessions, has informed Seattle-based U.S. District Judge James Robart to cease working on the case for now.
Robart put a stop to Trump's immigration order Feb. 3.
Trump signed an order Jan. 27 that put a temporary halt on people coming to the United States from seven countries — Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen. The order also halted the refugee program from those nations for 120 days and the Syrian refugee program indefinitely.
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