Tabnak - Just hours before Donald Trump’s new travel ban was to take effect, a federal judge blocked the order, saying that it has signs of being deliberately devised against some religious groups – namely the Muslims. It is yet another blow to Trump’s stated anti-immigration plans.
A federal judge in Hawaii has blocked President Donald Trump's new travel ban, hours before it was due to begin after midnight on Thursday. US District Judge Derrick Watson cited "questionable evidence" in the government's argument that the ban was a matter of national security.
President Trump described the ruling as "unprecedented judicial overreach". The order would have placed a 90-day ban on people from six mainly Muslim nations and a 120-day ban on refugees.
However, according to "Reuters”, a defiant Donald Trump has pledged to appeal against the federal judge's order placing an immediate halt on his revised travel ban, describing the ruling as judicial overreach that made the United States look weak.
Speaking after the Hawaii ruling at a rally in Nashville, Trump called his revised executive order a "watered-down version" of his first. Trump said he would take the case "as far as it needs to go,” including to the Supreme Court, in order to get a ruling that the ban is legal.
However, it was not the end of the story, as a second federal judge issued a restraining order Thursday blocking enforcement of one of the critical sections of President Trump’s revised travel ban, using Trump’s own comments against him in deciding the ban was likely to run afoul of the Constitution.
According to the "Washington Post”, the decision from US District Judge Theodore D. Chuang in federal court in Maryland marks another win for challengers of the president’s executive order.
Chuang’s order did not sweep as broadly as the one in Hawaii, but he similarly declared that even the revised travel ban was intended to discriminate against Muslims. He said those wanting evidence of anti-Muslim intent need look no further than what the president himself has said about it.
It should be mentioned that Federal judges in several other states, including Washington, are also in the process of evaluating challenges to the new travel ban, but may defer their decisions in light of the nationwide ruling in Hawaii. "CNN” notes that Trump has already said he will appeal the Hawaii judge's order, so it is likely, as with the previous executive order, to be heard in front of the Ninth Circuit Court.
Last time around the Trump administration ultimately dropped the appeal process and instead focused on drafting the revised order, but this time the President has vowed to take it to the Supreme Court if necessary.
However, it is actually proved that Trump’s declared plans in the sphere of immigration, is probably one of his most challenging ideas, facing the opposition by many people from the both political parties and also in the judiciary system. So we should wait and see whether Trump will retreat from his original ideas in this regard or will stand to the end by his decision, as he has said.
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