US President Donald Trump said today that he would be issuing an order next week aimed at keeping the American people safe, as his temporary ban on travel from seven Muslim-majority countries remains kept on hold by a federal court.
"We will be issuing a new and very comprehensive order to protect our people," Trump said at a news conference.
Trump's 27 January executive order barred entry for citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days and imposed a 120-day halt on all refugees, except refugees from Syria who are barred indefinitely.
Meanwhile. the US Justice Department said that Trump would replace his executive order "in the near future", according to a court filing.
The Justice Department said that given the upcoming replacement, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals should not reconsider an earlier ruling that suspended the order.
It has been met with worldwide criticism and anger with protests being held in America and across the globe.
Federal courts in America have ruled against Trump's decision and a legal battle is now underway.