Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Latest Travel Ban

By Paul Riegler on 17 October 2017
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JFKNoEntry(2)A federal judge in Hawaii once again blocked the Trump administration from implementing a controversial travel ban.

The temporary restraining order, issued Tuesday by Judge Derrick K. Watson of the Federal District Court in Hawaii, is likely to be appealed but it nonetheless will keep the ban from going into effect as scheduled.

The latest ban was set to go into effect Wednesday and would have barred a variety of travelers from eight countries, namely Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen. The ruling affects travelers from six of the eight countries, leaving it in force for travelers from North Korea and Venezuela.

The ruling came about after the State of Hawaii, as well as others who had sued over prior travel bans issued by President Trump, asked the court to block the new ban arguing that the latest ban, similar to the prior two, was issued largely to implement a ban on Muslims.

The ban, Judge Watson said in his ruling, “suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor: it lacks sufficient findings that the entry of more than 150 million nationals from six specified countries would be ‘detrimental to the interests of the United States.’”

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