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Donald Trump New Travel Ban Faces First Court Challenges

BBC Breaking News (Travel News 10 March) Washington DC: US President Donald Trump´s revised Travel Ban on refugees and nationals from six mainly Muslim countries faced a new round of legal challenges Thursday 09 March, with Hawaii leading off with a suit calling it an unconstitutional attempt to ban Muslims because of their religion."This order is second executive order issued by President Trump is infected with the same legal problems as the first order undermining bedrock constitutional and statutory guarantees," the suit filed Wednesday in a federal court in Honolulu said.

Donald Trump New Travel Ban Faces First Court Challenges

Judge Derrick Watson put the suit on a fast track, scheduling a hearing on whether to impose a national restraining order on next weak March 15, the day before the next executive order goes into effect. Hawaii´s action is the first since Trump on Monday replaced his original travel ban with a narrower one designed to overcome red flags raised by a federal judge who blocked its enforcement.

Two other states of United States of America, like Washington and Minnesota, which won the stay of the first travel ban, also were expected to file suit at some point, as is the American Civil Liberties Union. The new travel order denies US entry to all refugees for 120 days and halts for 90 days the granting of visas to nationals from Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Sudan. The White House cites national security in justifying the ban, arguing that it needs time to implement "extreme vetting" procedures to keep militants from entering the country.