Trump clashes with courts over controversial ban on immigration
Feb.6, NY: US President Donald Trump has ramped up his criticism of the court system, accusing it of putting the country in peril.
His comments came hours after a federal appeals court rejected the Trump administration's request to reinstate a controversial ban on citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US.
After an unusually long silence, Trump took to Twitter to say he could not "believe a judge would put our country in such peril", arguing that the court system was making it "very difficult" to secure the country.
According to reports, the ban, which also affected refugees, was blocked by federal judge James Robart on Friday.
The White House and two US states legally challenging the ban - Washington and Minnesota - have until Monday to present further evidence backing up their respective arguments. Then, the court could schedule a hearing or rule on whether the ban should remain suspended.
In its appeal to Friday's freeze of the ban, the justice department said the suspension was causing "irreparable harm" to the American public.
It said Robart's ruling had run afoul of constitutional separation of powers, and "second-guesses the president's national security judgement".
The Oslo Times International News Network