Tag: Muslim Ban

Judge Narrows Muslim Ban in Defeat for Trump

President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban cannot stop grandparents and other relatives of United States citizens from entering the country, a judge said on Thursday. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu also opens the door for more refugees and deals in a fresh courtroom defeat following a…

Jeff Sessions Offered to Resign, Sources Say

The relationship between President Donald Trump and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is on the decline, and sources allege that Sessions went so far as to offer to resign from his position. It is unclear when Sessions made the offer, which the Wall Street Journal reported was not a formal…

Judges Freeze Muslim Ban

In separate rulings on Wednesday, two judges blocked President Donald Trump’s revised Muslim ban. U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson in Hawaii granted a temporary restraining order, ruling that not only is the ban discriminatory but it will also negatively impact the state. He points to Trump’s very own words…

States Join Lawsuit to Block Muslim Ban

Several states have joined a Washington lawsuit to prevent President Donald Trump’s updated Muslim ban from going into effect, arguing that it is still as discriminatory as the original. California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and Oregon have all signed on as plaintiffs in the newest filing. “Like the First Executive…

States Sue Trump Administration over Muslim Ban

Four states are suing President Donald Trump over his executive order banning immigrants from seven of the world’s Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. Massachusetts, New York and Virginia have all joined Washington state, which on Monday became the first state to announce a lawsuit of its own, in…

Trump's 'Unconstitutional' Immigration Ban Defies Moral, Legal Norms

The White House has ignored democratic norms in the implementation of its Muslim-focused immigration ban, including ignoring federal court orders and instructing federal agencies, such as U.S. Customs, not to speak with members of Congress. Attorneys general from 15 states and the District of Columbia on Sunday condemned the executive…

Social Media Drives Nationwide Solidarity Over Muslim Ban

Protesters in opposition to President Donald Trump’s order to restrict people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States gathered at several major airports around the country on Saturday. Following in the footsteps of large-scale protests,suchas during Arab Spring and Black Lives Matter protests in the U.S., social media…

Trump Scolded by Father of U.S. Muslim Soldier Killed in Action

The Muslim father of a U.S. soldier killed while serving in Iraq passionately admonished Donald Trump Thursday night for his hateful rhetoric, religious intolerance and overall disrespect of communities and cultures. In what has been called the most powerful speech given at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week,…