It’s third time unlucky for President Donald Trump, as his latest travel ban has again been blocked. Federal Judge Derrick Watson from Hawaii claimed the ban breaches immigration laws and “plainly discriminates based on nationality,” CNN reports.
Watson issued an order yesterday that temporarily blocks the majority of Trump’s travel restrictions – which were due to come into effect today – across the United States. Coupled with the discriminatory elements of the ban are issues of education and tourism, in which foreign visitors play an integral role.
Trump’s most recent ban was issued on September 24th and blocked residents of Somalia, Yemen, Iran, Syria, Chad, Libya and North Korea from entering the United States. It also limited travel to the United States for specific Venezuelan government officials. The Department of Justice claimed the ban was necessary in order to protect American citizens from terrorism.
Watson’s temporary order will remain while a lawsuit regarding the travel bans ensues.