Trump’s revised executive order on immigration is once again under attack. The day after he signed the executive order, the State of Hawaii decided to get a federal judge to perform another temporary block.
Attorney General of Hawaii, Doug Chin, is the fighting force behind the second block. Much like the first travel ban block, this will probably issue a long line of legal implications to the Trump administration.
The order was revised after mass chaos erupted throughout the country in opposition. The first order also had vulnerabilities that needed to be taken care of. While the Trump administration is hoping to get the temporary ban issued, Lawyers for Hawaii don’t believe the Trump administration changed enough of the order to make it legal.
Former acting solicitor general in the Obama administration, Neal Katyal, heads up the Hawaii lawyers and made a comment on Tuesday saying:
“We absolutely agree with the president’s senior adviser, Stephen Miller, who said this executive order is the same as the last one. The same legal problems that infected the first one infect version 2.0.”
But despite what several left sided citizens are saying, other legal specialists are saying the revisions may be just enough to get past the courts. However, the lawyers in Hawaii argue that the order is still discriminating religions:
“Given that the new executive order began life as a ‘Muslim ban,’ its implementation also means that the state will be forced to tolerate a policy that disfavors one religion.”
Hawaii’s court papers continued their attack against how the ban directly affects Hawaii:
“[The ban] is inflicting immediate damage to Hawaii’s economy, educational institutions, and tourism industry; and it is subjecting a portion of the state’s citizens to second-class treatment and discrimination, while denying all Hawaii residents the benefits of an inclusive and pluralistic society.”
The travel ban is expected to go into effect on March 16th but might be prevented if the unfreeze on Hawaii’s original case goes through.
Credit: NY Times