President Donald Trump summoned Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to the White House Tuesday to review options for dealing with court rulings that put a hold on an executive order restricting immigration and travel to the U.S.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the president and the cabinet secretaries are continuing discussions about the next steps for the White House in response to setbacks in federal courts to implementing restrictions that Trump has called essential to U.S. national security.
The Justice Department is expected to inform the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday whether it wants more judges to review a ruling halting implementation of a ban on travel to the U.S. by citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries.
Trump said Friday he may issue a revised executive order, but no decision has been made. The White House also said it was weighing whether to pursue an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court.