The White House defended President Trump's travel ban less than an hour after a federal appeals court refused to lift a decision that has so far blocked the ban's implementation.

Press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters on Monday that the administration is "currently reviewing" the opinion from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that found Trump's proposal to temporarily ban immigration from six majority-Muslim countries unconstitutional and expressed confidence the president would ultimately be vindicated.

"I think we can all attest that these are very dangerous times and we need every available tool at our disposal to prevent terrorists from entering the United States and committing acts of bloodshed and violence," he said during Monday's press briefing.

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