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The latest Trump administration ban applies to about 150 million potential travelers from seven countries..
The latest version targets about 150 million potential travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria and Yemen.
The Trump administration blasted the decision by U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson, calling it “dangerously flawed.”
A federal judge in Honolulu is asked to block the new version of the administration’s attempt to halt entry to the U.S. from eight countries.
As the administration asks for dismissal of lawsuits against earlier travel bans, the Aloha State announces a new challenge.
The new restrictions impact citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria and Yemen.
In upholding a ruling by a federal judge in Hawaii, a 9th Circuit panel also said that refugees accepted by a resettlement agency shouldn’t be banned.
President Trump’s travel ban would have prevented the visit with her grandchildren, two of whom she’s never met.
The justices acted Wednesday on the administration’s appeal of a Hawaii federal judge’s ruling last week.
The Trump administration’s intent to exclude grandparents and others from the relationships that allow entry to the U.S. is called “nonsense.”
UPDATED: The Trump administration will appeal the ruling, which found that grandparents, grandchildren, uncles, aunts and other relatives should be exempted.
A new court ruling could come this week as the state revamps its latest challenge to the Trump administration.