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Judge delays legal challenge to Donald Trump's new travel ban

Judge delays legal challenge to Donald Trump's new travel ban”

"Regardless of the administration's efforts to clean up the language in this latest version of the President's travel ban, it continues to unlawfully discriminate against people due to their religion, nationality or country of birth", said Matt Adams, legal director for Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.

The motion, filed in a district court in Seattle on Monday morning, argues that core parts of Trump's new ban essentially reinstate parts of the old order, which was chaotically rolled out by the administration in January and was subsequently blocked with a restraining order by United States district court judge James Robart.

Lawyers for the state asked U.S. District Judge James L. Robart to seek a response from the Trump Administration, and then hold a hearing on Tuesday.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday the administration believes the revised travel ban will stand up to legal scrutiny.

It's unclear whether the new ban applies to asylum seekers like the Syrian family. It also temporarily shuts down the US refugee program.

"My message to President Trump is: Not so fast", Ferguson said.

Attorneys for eight USA states with Democratic majorities are pushing to prevent President Donald Trump's new travel ban from taking effect.

But Conway was confident the president's new version of the executive order would "pass legal muster".

"Accordingly, the court also declines to resolve the apparent dispute between the parties concerning the applicability of the court's injunctive order to the New Executive Order until such time as an amended complaint that addresses the New Executive Order is properly before the court", Robart wrote.

The man initially challenged Trump's first travel ban in a federal lawsuit he filed in February.

The survey, conducted on behalf of the Global Business Travel Assn., a trade group for the world's business travel managers, also found that the ban made 34% of travel managers anxious about the harassment of USA travelers visiting the Middle East.

Ferguson's main legal argument is that the revised ban is not materially different from the first and is motivated by the same religious discrimination, made apparent by several statements by Trump and his advisers throughout the campaign that called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States".

He came to the United States in 2014 and was granted asylum past year.

The plaintiff originally came to the U.S.in 2014 from Syria to, according to his lawsuit, "escape near-certain death". There are various exemptions and waivers in the new ban including some that give consular officers flexibility to decide cases.

The experts said they were heartened that Iraq was removed from the 90-day travel ban, as the country was included in Trump's first executive order.



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