Hawaii Judge Blocks Expanded Muslim Ban from Going into Effect
A federal judge in Hawaii - U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson - has granted a temporary restraining order, effectively blocking President Trump's expanded Muslim ban from going into effect on Wednesday, October 18th. The expanded directive came just hours before the expanded directive was set to go into effect at midnight.
Trump announces Travel Ban 3.0
The Trump administration announced a new set of travel restrictions tonight. Most citizens of Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea will be indefinitely banned from traveling to the United States. Iraqis and Venezuelans will also face additional restrictions.
Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments on Muslim Ban on October 10th
As the legal battle over President Trump's Muslim ban heads to the Supreme Court, oral arguments in the case challenging the Muslim ban are sure to reignite debate about national security, religious discrimination and religious freedom, and what it truly means to be American. Sources relevant to this story include those directly impacted by the ban, as well as national security experts and advocates.