IMMIGRATION/TRAVEL BAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP EXEC ORDERS: “A federal judge in Hawaii has blocked the major provisions of President Trump’s revised ban on refugee resettlement and travel from six predominantly Muslim countries, hours before the executive order was to take effect.
The decision struck down, at least temporarily, the Trump administration’s attempt to pause all refugee resettlement for 120 days and block citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the U.S. for 90 days.
U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson said his ruling applies nationwide. It appears to set the stage for a battle in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which last month upheld a ruling blocking Trump’s original travel ban…
Speaking at a rally in Nashville on Wednesday after the court decision landed, Trump said it was a ‘terrible ruling’ that ‘makes us look weak.’ He called it ‘unprecedented judicial overreach’ and vowed to ‘take our case as far as it needs to go, including all the way up to the Supreme Court.’
Trump said the new order was simply a ‘watered-down’ version of the prior one.
‘I think we ought to go back to the first one and go all the way,’ he told the roaring crowd.”
-Jaweed Kaleem, “Federal judge in Hawaii blocks new travel ban nationwide; Trump vows to pursue his case ‘all the way’,” The Los Angeles Times online, March 16, 2017