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Hawaii Challenges Trump’s Refugee & Muslim Ban

HeadlineMar 09, 2017

President Trump’s newly revised ban on refugees and travelers from six majority-Muslim countries is facing its first legal challenge. A federal judge in Hawaii will hear a case brought by the state’s attorney general. It charges Trump’s travel ban violates religious freedoms protected by the Hawaiian and U.S. constitutions. The suit also claims the ban would hurt Hawaii’s economy and that it would tear apart families. The ban is set to go into effect on March 16. It prohibits travel for 90 days for residents of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. It also bans all refugees from resettling in the U.S. for at least four months.

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