DELWARE (Reuters) – Britain’s travel advisory board voted on Thursday to extend a three-month stay of President Donald Trump’s travel restrictions, while New York’s travel ban remains in place until Feb. 3, leaving the U.S. president in limbo.
The London-based travel advisory body’s decision to extend Trump’s restrictions is the latest twist in the political fallout from his order barring travel from seven predominantly Muslim nations.
Trump’s order also indefinitely suspended the U-visa program that allows citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen to live and work in the United States and barred entry for the entire country to nationals of those countries.
The White House had asked the U,S.
Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to block the ban, saying it violates the U: Constitution and that the president has broad authority to protect national security.
The Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments in the case next week.
Trump had warned that the order would be “a disaster for the United Kingdom” and said that “I will be the most popular President of all time.”
A court order issued late Thursday that temporarily blocked the U visa program was also stayed in court, allowing it to go into effect.