The White House is asking the US Supreme Court to reinstate Trump’s travel ban

12-year old Eman Ali of Yemen is reunited with her family as she arrives at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, California, February 5, 2017.
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The Trump administration on Thursday night asked the US Supreme Court to reinstate President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel to the US from six Muslim-majority countries.

The White House’s petition asks the high court’s nine-judge panel to rule on the legality of Trump’s order, CNN reported, which was blocked nationwide earlier this year. The 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals upheld that block last month, arguing that it “drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination.”

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