Trump’s latest travel ban blocked by second federal judge

Trump’s latest travel ban blocked by second federal judge

US President Donald Trump’s latest attempt to bar citizens of eight countries from entering the US has suffered a second federal court defeat. Judges in Hawaii and Maryland issued separate temporary restraining orders on the open-ended travel ban. Both judges cited Mr Trump’s campaign description of it as a “Muslim ban”. The policy targets travellers from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea, as well as some Venezuelan officials. Two previous iterations of the ban targeted six Muslim-majority countries, and were widely referred to by Trump officials as…

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