Federal appeals court declines to quickly reinstate Trump’s travel ban

A federal appeals court early Sunday denied an initial bid by the Trump administration to restore its controversial immigration order that had barred refugees and those from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.

A judge in a lower federal court had put a temporary stop to the travel ban. Because the appeals court declined to intervene immediately, affected travelers can enter until at least until Monday. The appeals court set a schedule asking challengers to the law to file a response by roughly 3 a.m. ET on Monday, and the Justice Department – representing the Trump administration – to reply to that by 6 p.m.

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