A U.S. Supreme Court justice on Monday issued a short-term order restoring President Donald Trump's ban on thousands of refugees seeking entry to the country.
The order issued by Justice Anthony Kennedy puts a lower court ruling on hold until the high court decides whether to grant the administration's request for a longer-term order. Kennedy ordered those opposing the administration to file court papers by noon Tuesday.
A federal appeals court ruled last week that the administration must temporarily admit refugees if a resettlement agency had promised that it would provide basic services for them. That decision was set to take effect Tuesday, and as many as 24,000 refugees have received such assurances, the administration said in papers filed with the high court.