NOPE! Federal Judge Just Refused To Narrow Travel Ban Halt
After having the travel ban halted again by the courts, the Department of Justice tried to restrict the restraining order but a Hawaii federal judge refused to narrow his injunction that put a temporary halt.
“The Motion … asks the Court to make a distinction that the Federal Defendants’ previous briefs and arguments never did,” the judge wrote, as reported by Politico.
“As important, there is nothing unclear about the scope of the Court’s order… (‘Defendants… are hereby enjoined from enforcing or implementing Sections 2 and 6 of the Executive Order across the Nation.’). The Federal Defendants’ Motion is DENIED.”
This isn’t the first time the travel ban is halted. earlier this month Trump issued a revised travel ban after the fallout from his initial executive order.
The new order had a few changes to it, it imposes a 90-day halt on nationals from Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen entering the United States. Originally there were seven countries under the ban. It also imposes a 120-day halt on admitting all refugees.