As one of the several US states trying to stop Trump’s travel ban, US District Judge Derrick Watson of Hawaii cited “questionable evidence” in the government’s argument that the ban was for security purposes.
Lawyers had argued that the ban would violate the US constitution by discriminating against people on the grounds of their national origin. The states and critics are also worried that the ban would harm tourism and the ability to recruit foreign students workers.
The order would have placed a 90-day ban on people from six mainly Muslim nations namely: Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen and a 120-day ban on refugees. If passed, this ban probably would have caused relationship instability between America and the affected countries.
But since the ban has been blocked it’s back to the drawing board for the Trump administration or – worse – back to the gloomy and grueling Ninth Circuit court of appeals, which ruled against the president on the original ban just last month.