The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court for President Trump’s travel ban to be fully enacted after a California appeals court ruled that only portions of the ban could be put into effect. 

The White House argued on Monday that the latest ban “is based on national-security and foreign-affairs objectives, not religious animus,” according to Reuters. 

{mosads}A three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco ruled last week that the administration could bar the entry of people from six Muslim-majority countries who have no U.S. connections.

The appeals court ruled that the administration’s travel ban would only apply to people originating from Libya, Iran, Yemen, Syria, Chad and Somalia who lacked connections to the U.S. 

The administration’s latest ban was announced on Sept. 24, replacing two previous versions that had been blocked by federal courts. 

The eight countries on the modified list released in September were Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen.

The administration has argued that the ban is needed to shield the U.S. from terrorism; however, critics say the ban unfairly targets Muslims. 

The ninth circuit court in California will hear arguments on Dec. 6, according to Reuters. 

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