The White House has asked the US Supreme Court to allow President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban to take full effect.
It comes after a California appeals court ruled last week that only parts of it could be enacted.
The Supreme Court appeal argued that the latest travel ban differed from previous orders and is based on “national-security and foreign-affairs objectives, rather than religious animus”.
Mr Trump’s ban was announced on 24 September and replaced two previous versions that had been blocked by federal courts.
The latest version forbids citizens of seven countries from travelling to the United States – Yemen, Syria, Libya, Iran, Somalia, North Korea and Chad.
It also barred certain Venezuelan government officials and their families, due to what the US called “poor security and a lack of cooperation with American authorities”.