American President,Donald Trump has said he is considering signing a “brand new” executive order on immigration, following the court ruling blocking his travel ban on Thursday.
The US president told reporters aboard Air Force One on his way to Florida that he was confident he would win his court battle over the hugely controversial executive order suspending the country’s refugee program and barring citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries, which is currently blocked.
But he quickly added: “We also have a lot of other options, including just filing a brand new order.”
Asked if he meant a new executive order, he said: “It very well could be. We need speed for reasons of security, so it very well could be.”
Trump said that he would probably act next Monday or Tuesday.
Asked what revisions the new order would include, he said: “New security measures.”
He said a new order would probably change “very little” from the first, according to the Associated Press.
Confusion had arisen over whether the administration intended to take the fight to the Supreme Court, following his setback in a San Francisco federal court on Thursday.
Despite the president claiming he would “win that [legal] battle” over the travel ban, a White House official according to Reuters disclosed that the president had decided not to go to the Supreme Court.