President Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered that all people from seven Muslim-majority countries who have not been charged with a crime and have not committed any terrorist acts be allowed to enter the United States.
But the administration said it will not be able to undo Trump’s temporary travel ban on citizens of those nations, which was set to go into effect on Wednesday.
Instead, Trump is considering the option of asking the courts to overturn the order.
The White House said in a statement Tuesday that it would not “impose its will on the courts, but will continue to take action to protect our Nation’s security.”
Trump has vowed to fight the ban, which his administration has described as a humanitarian measure.
It’s been blocked by courts in Hawaii, Hawaii, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia.
The administration has said the ban will be reviewed by the Supreme Court.