Legal Blow To Donald Trump Administration, Hawaii Judge Halts New Travel Ban

Just hours before President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban was set to go into effect, a U.S. federal judge in Hawaii issued an emergency halt to the order’s implementation. The action was the latest legal blow to the administration’s efforts to temporarily ban refugees as well as travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries. The new ban, signed by the president on March 6, had aimed to overcome legal problems with a January executive order that caused chaos at airports and sparked mass protests before a Washington judge stopped its enforcement in February. President Trump has said the policy is critical for national security and does not discriminate against any religion. The legal battle is likely to move now to the federal appeals circuit and could eventually get to the U.S. Supreme Court.

[jwplayer Cb1gS2ky-xe0BVfqu] Just hours before President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban was set to go into effect, a U.S. federal judge in Hawaii issued an emergency halt to the order’s implementation. The action was the latest legal blow to the administration’s efforts to temporarily ban refugees as well as travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries. The new ban, signed by the president on March 6, had aimed to overcome legal problems with a January executive order that caused chaos at airports and sparked mass protests before a Washington judge stopped its enforcement in February. President Trump has said the policy is critical for national security and does not discriminate against any religion. The legal battle is likely to move now to the federal appeals circuit and could eventually get to the U.S. Supreme Court.