Thursday, March 9, 2017

More States Join HI Travel Ban Challenge

A day after Hawaii launched its Lawsuit challenges against President Trump's Revised Travel Ban,
Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, and Washington, said it would Renew or Join the Request to Block the Executive Order.

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, a Democrat, said the State is consolidating Legal efforts and joining fellow States in challenging the Revised Travel Ban.

Washington was the first State to sue over the original Ban, which resulted in Judge James Robart in Seattle halting its Implementation around the Country.

Trump's revised ban bars new Visas for people from six predominantly Muslim Countries: Libya, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. It also Temporarily Shuts Down the U.S. Refugee program.

Unlike the initial Order, the new one says Current Visa and Green Card holders won't be affected, and removes Language that would give priority to Religious Minorities.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday the Administration believed the Revised Travel Ban will stand up to Legal scrutiny. "We feel very confident with how that was crafted and the input that was given," Spicer said.

Washington's initial Lawsuit claimed the Original Ban was Unconstitutional and hurt the State's Businesses and Universities. A Federal Appellate Court upheld a Temporary Restraining Order issued against the first Travel Ban.

The Trump Administration says the old Order will be revoked once the new one goes into effect on March 16th.

In filing a lawsuit Wednesday night, Hawaii said the Revised Order would harm its Muslim population, Tourism, and Foreign Students

Attorneys for Hawaii filed the lawsuit against the U.S. Government in Federal Court in Honolulu. The State had previously Sued over Trump's Initial Travel Ban, but that Lawsuit was put on Hold while other Cases played out across the Country.

Hawaii's complaint says it is Suing to protect its Residents, Businesses, and Schools, as well as its "sovereignty against illegal actions of President Donald J. Trump and the federal government."

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