On Wednesday, the state of Hawaii requested an emergency intervention from the court to halt the revised executive order from the US President Donald Trump, who forced entry restrictions on refugees and banned almost 6 Muslim nations from coming to the USA.
The state has requested the federal court to grant a restraining order on an immediate basis which should be applied nationally. Also, the Hawaii issue suggests that it is entirely against the US constitution. Let's find out more!
"The new version is fundamentally the same as the first, calling it 'Muslim Ban 2.0'".
The new executive order bans refugees/immigrants coming from any other country for 120 days and the ban on six major Muslim nations for almost 90 days.
"Nothing of substance has changed: There is the same blanket ban on entry from Muslim-majority countries (minus one)," reports BBC.
It prohibits the entry of people of Libya, Somalia, Iran, Syria, Sudan and Yemen for 90 days. Iraq, which was included in the first prohibition has been taken off the list.
Mr Chin, Hawaii Attorney General, also announced that the directive introduces "same sweeping shutdown of refugee admissions (absent one exception) and a lawless Warren of exceptions and waivers", notwithstanding the alteration made.
The new order not only lifts the indefinite ban on Syria, but it would also not affect legal US permanent residents. These changes which are being made into the executive orders are the result of the legal complaints that the first order had received.
The first executive order was confirmed as unconstitutional.
It's a matter of the fact that Hawaii is the most active state when it comes to filing an issue in the court. Hawaii was also the first state to file a case in the court against the original ban saying that it would harm the local businesses and schools.
The Hawaii filed the new complaint late on Wednesday, requesting an immediate block on the new orders. The hearing is scheduled on 15th March, just one day before the executive order takes place.
Although President Trump has not responded on this, previously he did comment that he has all the rights to enact such an executive orders.
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