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Hawaii Sues to Block Trump Travel Ban; First Challenge to Order

posted on March 9, 2017

The New York Times’s Vivian Yee reports, “President Trump’s revised executive order barring citizens of six predominantly Muslim countries from traveling to the United States confronted its first legal challenge late Tuesday, the day after it was signed, when the State of Hawaii asked a federal judge to block it temporarily.” The Trump administration’s updated travel ban removes travel restrictions from Iraqis, green card holders, and lawful permanent residents of the United States. In the court papers, lawyers for the state wrote, “Given that the new executive order began life as a ‘Muslim ban,’ its implementation also means that the state will be forced to tolerate a policy that disfavors one religion.”

Read at The New York Times