The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a bid to reinstate President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration ban.
The court said it would not block a lower-court ruling that brought President Trump’s executive order to a halt.
Donald Trump made the order temporarily banning people from seven mainly Muslim countries, because of terror threats he said put national security at risk.
However, the executive order sparked protests and confusion as people were stopped at US borders.
Lawyers representing the DoJ had argued that the ban was a “lawful exercise” of presidential authority.
However, two US states said the ban was unconstitutional and discriminated against Muslims.
The case is now likely to end up at the highest court, the Supreme Court.