Travel Ban Blocked in Federal Court

Posted on October 18th, 2017

A federal judge blocked the Trump administration from implementing the latest version of the President’s newest travel ban.  This latest ban was set to go into effect on Wednesday, October 18th.  The ban bars certain types of travelers from Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Chad, Somalia, North Korea, and Venezuela from entry to the U.S.  Federal Judge Derrick K. Watson, in Hawaii, wrote that the latest ban "suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor: it lacks sufficient findings that the entry of more than 150 million nationals from six specified countries would be 'detrimental to the interests of the United States.'