March 8, 2017
Donald Trump’s travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries will be challenged in court by the US state of Hawaii.
A court motion filed on Tuesday revealed the Pacific Ocean state intends to seek a temporary restraining order against the President’s new executive order.
The Trump administration this week issued a fresh ban that supplanted an earlier, more-sweeping one, which was successfully challenged in court by the state of Washington.
Travellers from Syria, Libya, Yemen, Iran, Somalia and Sudan will be subjected to a 90-day ban on visiting the US.
The new directive aims to address legal issues with the original order, which caused confusion at airports, sparked protests around the country and was ultimately blocked by federal courts.
In stark contrast to the chaotic manner in which the President’s first order was rolled out, the amended measure was accompanied by a sober televised appearance by three of his most senior officials.
This article was posted: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 10:14 am