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Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Third Travel Ban

oday a federal judge largely blocked the Trump administration from implementing the latest version of the president’s controversial travel ban, setting up yet another legal showdown on the extent of the executive branch’s powers when it comes to setting immigration policy. The latest ban was set to fully go into effect in the early morning hours of Wednesday, barring various types of travelers from Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Chad, Somalia, North Korea, and Venezuela. Judge Derrick K. Watson in Hawaii wrote that the latest ban “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.

Two Nationwide TROs Enjoin the Majority of Trump’s Travel Ban 3.0

Yesterday, U.S. District Court Judge Derrick K. Watson in Hawaii blocked the Trump administration from implementing the majority of the latest version of the president’s controversial Travel Ban 3.0, hours before it was due to take effect. Today, Politico reported that U.S. District Court Judge Theodore Chuang in Maryland granted a second nationwide preliminary injunction against the travel ban. As this updated AILA practice alert notes, in light of these rulings, nationals of Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, and Chad will not be restricted from traveling to the United States. Trump keeps trying to unconstitutionally ban people from other countries and keeps getting struck down by the Courts.

New Travel Ban issued

On September 24, 2017, President Trump issued a presidential proclamation establishing a new travel ban with visa restrictions on Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen.

If you are in this, check with an Immigration Lawyer for your options

Latest Travel Ban Will Weaken, Not Strengthen, America

On September 24, 2017, President Trump issued a presidential proclamation, titled “Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats,” establishing a new travel ban with visa restrictions on Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen. Restrictions vary between countries; DOS has provided information and a chart on the various levels of travel restrictions for nationals of the eight countries.

The new orders will weaken America. It makes the world look at America as the opposite of a welcoming country. It isolates America.

Travel Ban expanded

Trump expands travel ban. Clearly there are several suits to come and issues regarding the constitutionality.

Hawaii and Maryland District Courts Stop Implementation of President Trump’s Travel/Refugee Ban

The U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) enjoining the government from enforcing or implementing Section 2 (90-day travel ban) and Section 6 (120-day ban on U.S. refugee program) of the March 6, 2017, Executive Order (EO 13780) nationwide. Also, early today, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland issued an injunction barring enforcement nationwide of Section 2(c) of the order. DOS announced that it will suspend implementation of the provisions of the Executive Order as required by the relevant court orders, and that U.S. embassies and consulates will continue to process visas for nationals of Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. In a press release, AILA welcomed the issuance of the two TROs, with AILA President William Stock noting, “Once again, our judiciary system has spoken and has ruled that the imposition of a blanket travel ban on nationals of six Muslim-majority countries raises serious constitutional questions.”

Leaked DHS Intelligence Report: Citizenship Likely an Unreliable Indicator of Terrorist Threat to the United States

The Associated Press published a leaked draft of a DHS intelligence report that found that country of citizenship is “unlikely to be a reliable indicator of potential terrorist activity,” and that few people from the seven Muslim-majority countries President Trump listed in his January 27, 2017, travel ban have been involved in terrorism-related activities in the United States since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011. DHS did not dispute the report’s authenticity, but said that the report was “incomplete” and was not a final comprehensive review of the government’s intelligence. As reported in the Immigration Politics Ticker, President Trump is expected to sign a new travel ban on Wednesday—a day after his first address to a joint session of Congress.

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