Two Federal Judges Block President Trump’s Newest Travel Ban

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson, seated in Honolulu, Hawaii, issued a nationwide injunction against the third and latest version of President Trump’s travel ban. This was followed up on Wednesday morning by U.S. District Court Judge Theodore Chuang, who also enjoined the ban.  The latest travel ban was issued on September 24 and set to take effect today, October 18.

The ban, as described in a previous blog post, barred entry into the United States for a large percentage of nationals of Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Somalia, Chad, and North Korea, and would restrict travel of certain government officials and their families from Venezuela.  Judge Watson’s decision and injunction block the Trump Administration’s ability to enforce the new ban, except that it remains in effect for nationals from North Korea