A Judge Challenges Trump’s New Travel Ban
Washington, D.C.: A federal judge from Hawaii on Wednesday blocked the new travel ban that President Donald Trump ordered after the Court of Ninth Circuit had blocked his original order.
Trump and his associates have framed a new travel plan after reviewing the ruling passed by the Court of Ninth Circuit, and narrowed down the new ban considerably compared to their original travel ban, including the exclusion of Iraq from the list of banned countries. The new ban was also made constitutionally strong.
Trump responded to the blocking in his speech at Nashville, Tennessee, saying that the ban is an act of “unprecedented judicial overreach.”
“I think we ought to go back to the first one and go all the way,” he said.
The order he blocked was water down version of the first order, Trump said. “This new order was tailored to the dictates to the ninth circuit’s, in my opinion, fraud ruling,” he said.
The US district judge Derrick Watson said his rulings apply nationwide. In his 43-page order he stated to the effect that Trump’s new executive order was intended to restrict Muslim immigration.
“The notion that one can demonstrate animus toward any group of people only by targeting all of them at once is fundamentally fraud,” he wrote.