Second Federal Judge Strikes Down the Latest Travel Ban

Second Federal Judge Strikes Down the Latest Travel Ban

A federal judge in Maryland has struck down Trump’s latest travel ban as an unconstitutional attempt to bar Muslims based on their religion. This was the second ruling by a federal judge in two days blocking the travel ban from going into effect. Both judges have specifically cited Trump’s own words as evidence in support of their findings that the ban is designed to keep Muslims out of the country. A district court judge in Hawaii issued the first ruling blocking the travel ban. Whereas the Hawaii judge issued a temporary restraining order as to the ban, pending a full hearing on whether to grant a permanent injunction. The Maryland judge, however, took things further by granting an injunction to remain in effect indefinitely, as he found that the travel ban was suspect on both statutory and constitutional grounds. The Trump administration has vowed to appeal both rulings. A previous version of the ban went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which allowed some portions of the ban to go into effect pending a full hearing before the Court. That case became moot when the federal government issued a revised version of the ban. Both of the federal district court judges that have considered the most recently revised ban found it be substantially similar to the previous versions of the ban. Since the new ban implicates the same issues, many expect this case to go to the Supreme Court for an ultimate decision, as well. We will continue to watch the developments related to Trump’s travel bans and keep you updated on how those bans might affect you and your family. At Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C., we are dedicated to protecting the rights of noncitizens who have been detained and working toward release from detention, regardless of the type of deportation charges an individual may be facing. We know how to evaluate your case, explore your options, and provide you with the strongest defense against removal possible. Contact your California deportation defense attorneys today and set up an appointment to speak with our legal team.
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