Thursday, March 16, 2017

Federal Judge (Obama appointee) Blocks Trump’s Revised Refugee Order

A federal judge in Hawaii has temporarily stayed certain provisions of President Donald Trump’s revised executive order on refugees and migrants.
U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson of the District of Hawaii issued an order late Wednesday that temporarily bars enforcement of two aspects of the directive, which was scheduled to take effect at 12:01 am Thursday morning.
The challenge was brought by Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin. The state enlisted former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal of Hogan Lovells for support in the challenge.
Hawaii sought to block two provisions of the order — one which suspends the refugee resettlement program and another that blocks travel from six countries with high instances of terror. Both provisions are now temporarily stayed pending further proceedings. The order applies nation-wide.
Trump wasted no time blasting the order at a rally in Tennessee Wednesday night. --->
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