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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Trump ramps up criticism of judge after travel ban setback

Trump ramps up criticism of judge after travel ban setback

US President Donald Trump has attacked the judge who blocked his travel ban, saying Americans should blame the courts “if something happens”. Mr Trump also said he had instructed border officials to check people entering America “very carefully”. The ban, affecting people from seven mainly-Muslim countries, was blocked by the federal judge in Seattle on Friday. Saturday saw a federal appeals court reject the Trump administration’s request to reinstate the ban. This means that Mr Trump’s directive will remain suspended and visa holders from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan…

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JIHADISTS SAY TRUMP’S TRAVEL BAN GREAT FOR RECRUITMENT

JIHADISTS SAY TRUMP’S TRAVEL BAN GREAT FOR RECRUITMENT

Global groups celebrated US President Donald Trump’s recent ban on travel from seven majority-Muslim nations, The Washington Post reported Sunday. The ban, extremists said, supported their perspective that Islam and the United States are at war. On pro-ISIS social media accounts, jihadists speculated that the ban would convince Muslim Americans to become extremists, hailed Trump as “the best caller to Islam” and predicted that Trump would start a new war in the Middle East. One poster called Trump’s order a “blessed ban,” and compared it to America’s “blessed invasion” of…

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