State of Hawaii Immediately Challenges Trump’s Travel Ban

Not wasting any time, the State of Hawaii filed a court motion on Tuesday, alerting the court they would seek a temporary restraining order against President Trump’s newly revised travel ban.

In an interview with CNN, Neal Katyal, one of Hawaii’s lead attorneys, said, “To be sure, the new executive order covers fewer people than the old one.” But, in his view, the ban still “suffers from the same constitutional and statutory defects.”

The Department of Homeland Security wrote a report, which was leaked to MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” that undermined President Trump’s travel ban. The DHS report stated that foreign-born extremists who plan violent attacks in the United States typically radicalize after having lived in America for some time.

The report was prepared by the Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis in coordination with the State Department, Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, National Counterterrorism Center and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Few people from the countries in the Trump travel, ban have been involved in terrorism-related activity. A draft document obtained by the Associated Press concluded that citizenship is an “unlikely indicator” of terrorism threats to the United States, undermining the central argument behind Trump’s travel ban.

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