Travel Ban Banned, Again

The new, third travel ban instituted by the Trump administration has been banned, yet again. And again, by the same Hawaiian Judge Derrick Watson. Ruled as unconstitutional and discriminatory based on religion, he partially blocked it until further rulings are made on it. Other courts are expected to follow suit.

This time around, the travel ban meant to go into effect on October 18, 2017 included eight countries including six majority-Muslim countries. The judge ordered the temporary block for all the Muslim countries and let it pass through for North Korea and Venezuela. These two were added specifically for the third version of the travel ban.

Although the White House claims that this ban is intended as a security measure until the said countries are willing to share critical information necessary to safely vet applications, the judge found insufficient evidence to prohibit 150 million travelers from six majority Muslin countries from entering the US.

Timeline of All Travel Bans So Far –

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