Tax-exempt groups are losing the ability to appeal a Trump administration travel ban that bars them from traveling to the United States, as the administration’s legal team tries to convince the justices to strike down the ban.
Lawyers for several groups are appealing to the Supreme Court to block the order, arguing that it violates the Establishment Clause of the Constitution.
The court is set to hear arguments Wednesday in a case challenging the travel ban in New York.
The order was blocked in February by a federal appeals court.
The administration has asked the Supreme Courts to review the case and is also appealing the decision.
The groups challenging the order include the American Civil Liberties Union, the Human Rights Campaign and the American Federation of Teachers.
The administration has been defending the travel bans by saying it is necessary to protect the country from threats from foreign powers and terrorists.