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Federal Judge in Hawaii Temporarily Blocks Revised Travel Ban

by Countable | 3.20.17

A federal district court judge in Hawaii issued a ruling Wednesday that imposed a temporary restraining order on the revised travel ban released by the Trump administration last Monday. The Trump administration had made changes to its original ban after it was held up by federal court challenges that are still unresolved.

The restraining order applies nationwide and prevents the revised ban from taking effect on March 16 as scheduled. Now the Trump administration is faced with either awaiting a full hearing before the Hawaii district court or filing an appeal with the Ninth Circuit Court — which blocked Trump’s initial travel ban and has jurisdiction over Hawaii.

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  • Jean
    03/16/2017
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    This travel ban was and is still unconstitutional. The people that have and are being effected continues to be a show of what is going wrong. People being detained and made to turn over their personal property and interrogated at the pure whim of others has got to stop. Others such as missionary groups not allowed to come to our country because it doesn't seem to please the persons agenda at the Canadian boarder. Others are fearful of coming here because of this fact and our own people fearful of travel that they may not be permitted to re-enter. We are becoming a country lead by fear and that is not who we are. Our representation of our Constitution must be upheld and I believe millions of Americans don't believe that it is and several courts are in agreement. We must not let this continue. We The People of the United States of America are Standing for our freedom and liberty. We welcome safety and people in Not with prejudice but, with the same opportunities that were given to all of our forefathers. I agree with being cautious however, not hate filled especially towards those who want to come and help others and those who have no reason to be treated as a enemy.

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  • Dmark
    03/16/2017
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    Bravo to the judges who continue to stand up to Trump and the GOP, who will not allow them to dismantle our democracy and constitution!

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  • Candy
    03/16/2017
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    Dear Representative Garrett, I am glad to see that at least ONE of our branches of government is doing their job. Well done Hawaiian judges and how about a town hall to discuss your career in politics?

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  • cgcornett
    03/16/2017
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    Thanks goodness for Hawaii! This executive order goes against EVERYTHING that is true about a America. We're a giant melting pot of cultures, languages, religions, and most of all we all come from a line of immigrants or are 1st generation immigrants. Backing this ban is completely un-american and it's unconstitutional. Please stop fueling 45's isolationist and close-minded agenda.

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  • Janice
    03/16/2017
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    I stand with Hawaii. This administration clearly supports a Muslim ban, no matter what they call it. Unconstitutional. Actually makes us a bigger target for extremists, abroad and homegrown.

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  • Hoosierkitty
    03/16/2017
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    Please stop this travel ban. We are a laughingstock for these ridiculous bans. Our country has grown strong through diversity. Please don't forget that

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  • John
    03/16/2017
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    This is a positive step. The Muslim Bans are unconstitutional. Checks and balances are working! Now, please work tirelessly to impeach Trump.

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  • DeanMartian
    03/16/2017
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    Thanks again to our judicial branch for upholding justice. Even though it's temporary, it is nice to see that there are still rational people with the power to stand against evil.

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  • Debbie
    03/16/2017
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    It's nice to know that one of the three branches of government works properly Maybe congress can read and explain the constitution at its next filibuster

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  • CrackpotPatriot
    03/16/2017
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    Thank you, Hawaii! These travel bans are unlawful and dangerous to the fiber of our society!

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  • Jessica
    03/17/2017
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    Thanks to Hawaii for standing up to this unconstitutional Muslim ban. The ban doesn't make America safer, rather it threatens the foundation our country was built on AND makes us enemies around the world. Stand up to Trump and stop this ban.

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  • Jeremy
    03/16/2017
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    I am thankful our judicial system is counter acting the overreach of these executive orders. We are a country of immigrants and our country should be a sanctuary for those in need.

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  • Chery
    03/16/2017
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    Yes! Hawaii makes a positive impact.

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  • Penny
    03/16/2017
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    Where would we be without our judges. Thank God for them! We don't need a travel ban at all! This was never necessary. Trump is trying to instill fear in people who don't know any better and it's working. We don't need fear mongers and we don't need this criminal in the White House!

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  • YorEl
    03/16/2017
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    Good. Again, this ban is CONSTITUTIONALLY wrong, and violates the rights of EVERY citizen. The fact remains, the ban is singling out those who "look" like Muslims, are Muslim, or have been to ANY of the listed countries. If you truly support this ban, travel to one of the countries listed and come back, let's see how good you feel being treated like a terrorist when you're an American citizen or national. As this HAS happened to a few people I know, and it's ethically and morally wrong. Shame.

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  • NicciMarie
    03/16/2017
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    Hats off to Hawaii. I'm hoping more states follow this lead.

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  • Tony
    03/16/2017
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    The courts correctly interpreted this as a Muslim ban by the Trump administration. The intent for the 1st and 2nd iterations has not changed, therefore they are both unconstitutional. In addition, these bans are based on no data indicating a direct threat to our national security. Finally, the bans themselves provide propaganda for terrorist recruitment, therefore exposing the US to a GREATER threat than without them. This is an excellent demonstration of the checks and balances our founding fathers intended.

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  • Marla
    03/16/2017
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    I am happy about this judge's revoking this latest ban. Americacan not have a blanket ban of a whole group of people. It is morally wrong. We are America - a land of immigrants that honor all people of the world. I am so disappointed in the direction our present leadership is going. I do not support closing our borders to good, honest foreigners. In fact I am embarressed by it.

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  • RRBettis
    03/16/2017
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    Way to go Hawaii!

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  • JABalli
    03/16/2017
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    Thank goodness there is still sanity and decency in this country.

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