President’s Second Travel Ban Not Effective

March 29, 2017 § Leave a comment

Originally scheduled to go into effect on March 16, 2017, President Trump’s further attempt to enforce his second Executive Order issued on March 6, 2017 has been halted by the issuance of two temporary restraining orders from the U.S. District Courts in Hawaii and Maryland.  If allowed to go into effect, the order would have temporarily banned Muslims and refugees from travel and admission to the United States.  The second iteration included revisions in response to the litigation that followed President’s Trump’s first Executive Order issued on January 27, 2017, however the district court judge in Hawaii found that despite these changes the language of the Executive Order was unacceptable due to both its discriminatory impact and “the significant and unrebutted evidence of religious animus” underlying the ban. Read the court’s decision here.



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