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In 2015, at least 35 percent of graduate students at U.S. universities granting graduate degrees in science, engineering and health were foreigners, according to the National Science Foundation.
A reasonable person would see Trump’s statements as evidence of discriminatory intent, one attorney said.
Judge Robert King, named by Democratic former President Bill Clinton, said that Trump has never retracted previous comments about wanting to impose a ban on Muslims.
Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union, representing the challengers, said in court papers that Trump’s comments before the election cannot be ignored.
Immigration lawyers said that although the travel bans have been halted by courts for now, the administration’s vow to put stricter controls on immigration is likely to have changed how U.S. consulates evaluate visa applicants.
Sixteen Democratic state attorneys general and D.C. are now backing Hawaii in its bid to block the Muslim ban.
The suits are an attempt to enforce requests filed under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) just days after Trump signed the first Muslim ban.
The ACLU said the guidance “amounts to an unconstitutional amendment of existing law.”
The state of Hawaii challenged the revised directive as unconstitutional religious discrimination.
In its challenge to the Muslim ban, Hawaii claims its state universities would be harmed by the order because they would have trouble recruiting students and faculty.
Advocates said the guidance could lead to visa applicants being profiled on the basis of religion rather than because they pose any threat.
The study found that 38 percent of Muslims feared they could be victimized by white supremacist groups, a rate far higher than other major religions.
The six countries named in the Muslim ban account for a tiny percentage of U.S. visitors, but there is growing concern that the order could hurt the country's image and scare other tourists away.
Two judges blocked Trump’s revised Muslim ban, using the president’s own comments against him.
The courts have been asked in lawsuits challenging the ban to issue restraining orders that would prevent it from taking effect pending resolution of the litigation.
The revised executive order “will cause severe and immediate harms,” according to a complaint filed Monday.
Reports from the Department of Homeland Security directly contradict some of the logic behind the ban.
Traditionally, judges have been extremely cautious about stepping on the executive branch’s authority in such matters
U.S. courts historically have been careful about probing the motives behind laws, in part out of respect for the separation of powers.
President Trump’s adviser cited the fake “Bowling Green massacre” several times — and lied about an Obama “refugee ban.”
"No one is above the law — not even the president," said Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson.
President said executive order is not a Muslim ban but suggested Christians will be given priority over other refugees.
Protesters along with lawmakers lashed out against the detainment of immigrants at airports, including a married couple with disabilities in their 80s and a five-year-old boy.