Salt Lake City — (KUTV) — President Donald Trump said in a tweet he will fight the 9th Circuit Court’s decision not to reinstate an executive order travel and refugee ban.
He could take the fight to the Supreme Court of the United States.
University of Utah professor Lincoln Davies said, usually, it takes long time for the Supreme Court to determine whether or not to take a case. He also said it can take a while for the court to render a decision.
But in this case, the Trump administration could ask the court to take the case quickly and render a decision within days. Though even then, the Supreme Court may not be the end.
“The court might divide along ideological grounds and have a 4-to-4 split," Davies said. "And if that’s the case, the 9th circuit’s decision would stay in effect.”
Trump’s temporary ban on immigrants and refugees is only for 90 days. It’s not clear whether all the legal challenges could play out before the ban expires.
Catholic Community Services, a group that assists refugees entering Utah, released a statement following the appellate court's ruling.
We are encouraged by the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal’s ruling to uphold the stay on the Executive Order barring refugees and immigrants from seven majority Muslim countries into the United States. The Ninth Circuit Court has demonstrated that security and welcoming refugees are not contradictory. We understand the ruling will most likely be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court and encourage everyone to continue advocating for refugees and immigrants by contacting your representatives and letting them know refugees and immigrants are welcome in the United States. For now, we are grateful to get back to helping the most vulnerable all over the world reach safety and freedom in America. -Catholic Community Services of Utah .