By Teddy Paige
Travel Ban, Immigration Ban, Muslim Ban… whatever you call Trumps Executive Order shutting down all immigration from a number of Muslim-majority countiries, the courts are shutting it down. Again.
Wednesday afternoon, a federal judge in Hawaii issued a temporary restraining order nationwide over the ban, hours before it was set to go into effect.
We’ve written previously about how even those who are in favor of increased scrutiny (or “extreme vetting” as Trump likes to cal it) for immigrants should still have questions about this executive order
. The Travel Ban doesn’t address any of the countries with citizens responsible for the 9/11 attacks. Additionally, the nations that are included don’t have any ties to any foreign-terrorist attack on U.S. soil. From a purely logistical standpoint, Trump’s Immigration Order always seemed to miss the mark
And on top of that, it has been deemed illegal. Trump’s first travel ban was blocked
, and then lost on appeal
. Republicans were silent about it
, and those who weren’t, like Mitch McConnell, spoke out against it
. Polls suggested most American’s were against it
as well, and now, after giving it a second go that many said would be difficult to pass in court
, the Trump Travel Ban / Immigration Ban / Muslim Ban has once again been shot down.
Trump and his team will likely appeal, but looking at everything that has happened so far, it looks like they will lose. And that may very well be for the best.