Published: Tue, March 14, 2017
Medicine | By Daryl Nelson

New challenge to second Trump immigration order

New challenge to second Trump immigration order

President Trump's team hit a legal wall last month when it first tried implementing a ban to halt immigration from a number of Muslim-majority countries around the world.

February 3: U.S. District Court Judge James L. Robart grants Ferguson's temporary restraining order, halting the travel ban nationwide.

In January, Trump issued an executive order without warning that temporarily barred travel from seven Muslim-majority nations, suspended the Syrian refugee program and temporarily halted refugee admissions from other nations.

The ban doesn't go into effect until March 16 but the family is preparing to travel to Jordan for visa interviews at the US embassy and the process could stretch beyond the ban's effective date.

The lawmaker referred to the removal of Iraq from the list as "a White House tactic" and said, "Although they have permitted Iraqi citizens to enter the United States, this definitely does not signify anything positive about Trump's decision and approach".

On Jan. 27, Trump signed an executive order placing a temporary halt on US admittance of refugees with an indefinite halt on Syrian refugees.

"My message to President Trump is: Not so fast", Ferguson said.

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Donald Trump's new travel ban has suffered its first legal setback after a federal judge blocked its enforcement against a Syrian family trying to flee the war in their own country. The administration issued a new order aimed at surviving legal challenges.

The man filed a new complaint on Friday afternoon alleging the new ban is just as problematic as the first, calling it anti-Muslim and alleging it violates his right to due process, equal protection and freedom of religion.

U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson is presiding over the Aloha State's case.

The administration has argued the ban is necessary for national security reasons, though many diplomatic and national security professionals have said they disagree with that assessment, and the new ban would probably not have kept out anyone responsible for a fatal terrorist attack since 2001.

Ferguson reiterated this theme Monday, saying the revised ban "will cause severe and immediate harms to the states, including our residents, our colleges and universities, our healthcare providers, and our businesses".

He came to the United States in 2014 and was granted asylum previous year. A federal judge in Madison acknowledged some "important differences" between the original executive order and the new one, but ultimately concluded this particular Syrian family faces "a significant risk of irreparable harm" given "the daily threats to the lives plaintiff's wife and child remaining in Aleppo, Syria".

Washington state is still planning to file a new complaint against the amended order early next week, according to a spokesperson from the Attorney General's office.

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