As most of us know by now, on Tuesday President Trump signed a new travel ban into effect active immediately. As usual, a Trump action is met with a crowd of detractors and negative comments. Trump’s new travel ban is very similar to his original ban, just not as wide of a range of people. This ban is a little more specific and written in a way that could be more easily defended in court.
Well, Hawaii has stepped forward as the first state to petition the ban, deeming it unconstitutional. The state and its team of lawyers started to file the lawsuit on Tuesday, but is expected to finish the paperwork on Wednesday. There are many other states, all “left-wing”, that are expected to join the trend of opposing the presidents agenda.
A recent Reuters poll shows that 49% of Americans are strongly for Trump’s travel ban, while 41% are strongly against it. The remaining 10% are undecided on the matter altogether. I try to always stay neutral at first, and then form an informed decision after I gather my facts. I did the same in this instance as well. The facts are that all seven of the countries banned are Muslim countries. These same seven countries are also known sponsors of terrorism and known ISIS supporters.
Sure, it’s not always easy to condemn an entire country, or in this case group of countries, for the problems caused by a minor fraction of its population. But in this case, it’s very necessary. Some of these members are very dangerous. Some of these refugees have been known to cause turmoil and chaos in other countries who’ve accepted these people into their country by the boatload. I don’t think this travel ban should be a longstanding item. It should be as it’s intended to be: active for a few months until we can come up with a better method to vet these people before allowing them to enter our country.
H/T The Blaze
BREAKING: First state lawsuit against new Trump travel ban announced
President Trump’s second attempt at a travel ban is already being challenged in court, as it was announced Tuesday that Hawaii will question the legality of the order.
Tucker Carlson reported the breaking news on Fox, saying, “The state of Hawaii has announced it will challenge the Trump administration’s revised executive order, the one that blocked travel from six nations, mostly in the Middle East.”
“That lawsuit which will be filed tomorrow is the first of what may likely will be many challenges to the new order,” he continued, “which is designed to better stand legal scrutiny.”
Attorneys for the state explained in court filings Tuesday that they intend to file a motion Wednesday asking a federal judge to issue a temporary restraining order blocking implementation of the new executive order — and fast.
The new executive order was signed by Trump on Monday after the first was met with delays, confusion, massive protests, and ultimately a successful court challenge. This new order cut out Iraq from the previous seven nations from which travel was restricted. Administration officials explained that the country was exempted from restrictions because it was our ally in the war against terror.
“To be sure, the new executive order covers fewer people than the old one,” Neal Katyal, one of the lead attorneys for Hawaii, said in an interview with CNN. But in his view, the new travel ban still “suffers from the same constitutional and statutory defects.”
Both sides in the Hawaii case have now asked for the judge to approve a tight briefing schedule in order for the state’s request to be heard before the new executive order goes into effect on March 16.
Critics say that the ban is unconstitutional because it targets Muslim countries, while supporters say that a “Muslim ban” wouldn’t allow travel from the majority of officially Muslim nations as this order does. Trump originally vowed to take the defense of his first travel ban to the Supreme Court, but backed down and ended up writing a second, supposedly more legally defendable order.
A recent poll of Americans showed more supported the ban than opposed it, just under a majority.