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Judge bars Donald Trump's administration from enforcing travel ban against family

Judge bars Donald Trump's administration from enforcing travel ban against family

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson led the charge that brought Mr. Trump's first travel ban to a grinding halt.

California, Maryland, Massachusetts, and joined the lawsuit originally filed by Washington.

The state of Hawaii has filed a separate complaint, and a hearing in that case on whether to impose a national restraining order is set for March 15 as well. According to CNN, the revised travel ban goes into effect on March 16, which could complicate the matter However, if the U.S. Embassy does issue the wife and daughter visas, there should be no further complications to their entering the country.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the administration believes the revised travel ban will stand up to legal scrutiny. Nevertheless, "it bars entry for virtually all other individuals from the listed countries, including: relatives of USA citizens, students who have been admitted to state universities, prospective employees of state universities and private businesses, and many others".

Among the changes, the new order drops Iraq from the list of seven countries affected by the travel ban, and it exempts those from the travel ban who hold valid visas.

One day after Trump signed the new executive order, Hawaii mounted the first legal challenge last Tuesday. "Cutting some illegal aspects of President Trump's original travel ban does not cure his affront to our Constitution".


The modified executive order reduced the number of excluded counties - removing Iraq from the list - and lifted the indefinite refugee travel ban for Syrians. Chaos ensued, with confusion over the dictates of Trump's order playing out at the nation's airports, which saw repeated protests.

"Accordingly, the court also declines to resolve the apparent dispute between the parties concerning the applicability of the court's injunctive order to the New Executive Order until such time as an amended complaint that addresses the New Executive Order is properly before the court", Robart wrote.

The judge's prior ruling, left undisturbed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, was not a mere "suggestion", the state's lawyers contended.

Another federal judge in Wisconsin, meanwhile, granted a temporary restraining order against the enforcement of the new ban, but only against one Syrian family.

In his statement, Becerra said the order is still unconstitutional, despite the changes.

Among the 134 signatories were some who had served in either Republican or Democratic administrations, or both, including former senior diplomat Nicholas Burns, former National Security Council counter-terrorism director Richard Clarke and former undersecretary of defence Michele Flournoy.


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