Virginia joins lawsuit against revised travel ban

The calm before the storm President Trump at a rally in Nashville Tennessee yesterday

"Plaintiffs do not - and can not - deny that the order falls comfortably within the plain terms of those express grants of authority", the lawyers wrote.

An amended complaint said the order was similar to the original January 27 directive because it "will cause severe and immediate harms to the States, including our residents, our colleges and universities, our healthcare providers, and our businesses".

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, joined in his lawsuit by heavily Democratic California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and OR, asked for a hearing with a federal judge in Seattle before the administration plans to implement the ban Thursday on new visas for people from six predominantly Muslim nations. Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin is challenging the same provisions implicated in the Washington litigation. The administration is citing national security and the absence of proper security procedures as reasons for the suspension.

"Hawaii does not identify any particular persons it seeks to recruit who have concrete plans to relocate to Hawaii and join a state university or agency - let alone any specific plans to do so in the next 90 days".

A federal judge in Seattle blocked the president's initial travel ban and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to reinstate it.

The courts need to hear "that there's a state where ethnic diversity is the norm, where people are welcomed with aloha and respect", Chin said. If it's merely a veiled attempt to score points with a political base or a first step to permanently limit travel from certain countries to the United States, we have a serious problem.




March 8: Rather than file a new lawsuit, Ferguson announces that he will ask Robart to extend the temporary restraining order to include Trump's new travel ban.

The survey, conducted on behalf of the Global Business Travel Assn., a trade group for the world's business travel managers, also found that the ban made 34% of travel managers anxious about the harassment of US travelers visiting the Middle East. State attorneys said that the order would cause extensive harm to Hawaii's Muslim population and its economy that relies heavily on tourism.

"This court's original injunction protected these individuals and institutions", Washington state's new court filing said. Robart could issue an order immediately after that, or schedule a hearing later this week. He then obtained asylum for his wife and their only surviving child, whose application had cleared the security vetting process and was headed for final processing when it was halted by the original travel ban. "To the contrary, its own evidence refers only to the "potential" for "further uncertainty" - undermining any claim of concrete, imminent injury". If a waiver is denied, it says, affected parties should bring challenges to the order as applied.

"Until that happens, neither she nor Elshikh has suffered any injury fairly traceable to the order", the lawyers wrote.

A federal judge is scheduled to hold a hearing March 15 in Honolulu on Hawaii's request for an emergency order to block enforcement of the new order.

The U.S. Travel Assn., the trade group for the nation's $2.1-trillion travel industry, echoed Wooden's comments. That order was put in place after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Miller went on to say, "fundamentally you are still going to have the same basic policy outcome for the country". "Cutting some illegal aspects of President Trump's original travel ban does not cure his affront to our Constitution".

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Meet Gru's brother Dru in Despicable Me 3 trailer
Mar 15, 2017 - 01:17
The first one focused on Gru and wife Lucy Wilde, played by Kristen Wiig, confronting Trey Parker's character Balthazar Bratt. Even though it may be the third in the Despicable Me trilogy, Illumination has expressed no interest in ending the franchise.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Parrikar resigns as Defence Minister, likely to be Goa CM
Mar 15, 2017 - 01:14
Moreover, the party could have protested before the state governor and convince her by presenting the list of supporters. Manipur governor Najma Heptullah has invited the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form the next government in the state.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Biren Singh Elected As BJP's Legislature Party Leader In Manipur
Mar 15, 2017 - 01:13
The Goa Governor has already invited the BJP-led alliance to form the government and the swearing-in is scheduled this evening. He blamed the party leaders for not moving fast and scuttling the Congress' chances of forming the government in Goa.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Child in need of heart transplant escorted through storm
Mar 15, 2017 - 01:12
Road crews are preparing for the worst as a blizzard is expected to hit the region tonight and continue until Tuesday afternoon. National Weather Service storm warnings last into Tuesday night across eastern Pennsylvania.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top BBC interviewee interrupted by own children responds to racism row
Mar 15, 2017 - 01:10
It also generated a bit of controversy when some assumed that Kim was the family nanny, not the exasperated stay-at-home mom. Then, their lives changed nearly immediately, and they had to put their phones on airplane mode because of all the demand.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Top US attorney Bharara 'fired'
Mar 14, 2017 - 00:46
There are 93 Senate-confirmed USA attorneys appointed by the president. "I guess that's why Trump fired him", Warren added. The replacement of most, if not all, serving USA attorneys is quite customary at the start of every new administration.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top New Ferguson video casting doubt on 'robbery' sparks protests
Mar 14, 2017 - 00:46
Ferguson police had released surveillance video of Brown strong arming his way out of the same store with cigarillos. McCullough flatly told reporters there was "nothing new " about the video and it changed nothing in the case.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Department store chain Gordmans files for bankruptcy, plans to liquidate
Mar 14, 2017 - 00:43
The Company, which is engaged in the retail sale of apparel, home goods and other merchandise, is represented by Jeffrey T. One of two Topeka Radio Shack stores closed Sunday even as Gordmans department store filed bankruptcy Monday morning.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top David Taylor jailed for murdering Bali policeman
Mar 14, 2017 - 00:42
David Taylor was found guilty of the death of Wayan Sudarsa by three judges in Denpasar on Monday and was taken to a holding cell. A British man has been jailed for six years after being found guilty of killing a police officer with a bottle in Bali.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Barcelona, Real Madrid to play Miami 'Clasico'
Mar 13, 2017 - 01:27
BARCELONA and Real Madrid will meet in the El Clasico when Miami's Hard Rock Stadium host the Spanish giants on July 29. After several more weeks of calls and negotiations, they reached a deal.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Gamecocks end 13-year NCAA absence, to open against Marquette in Greenville
Mar 13, 2017 - 01:26
Atlantic Coast Conference tournament champions Duke visited the Upstate when Greenville last hosted the NCAA Tournament in 2002. The victor of that game will advance to the second round for a game against either #2 Duke or #15 Troy.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Brave Wales rise to the occasion for Howley
Mar 13, 2017 - 01:24
They wanted to go out in front of the best supporters in world rugby and give a performance they could be proud of and they certainly did that. "It will be a huge game".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Vancouver Jewish Community Centre receives second bomb threat in a week
Mar 13, 2017 - 01:24
State Police are now on the scene and working in partnership with local authorities, including the Brighton Police Department. Officer completed a search after that time as a precaution and did not find anything suspicious.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Firefighter injured in crash on way to hoverboard fire dies of injuries
Mar 13, 2017 - 01:20
Eighteen-year-old Khanyae Kendall was later arrested and charged with aggravated assault and other offenses. The Lehigh County coroner's office said 3-year-old Ashanti Hughes was pronounced dead just after 11:30 a.m.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Cowboys draw Michigan in Midwest Region of NCAA Tournament
Mar 13, 2017 - 01:16
Northwestern (23-11) lost for the seventh time in the last 12 games, but Chris Collins isn't concerned. "I love Northwestern. I put in a lot of time . "We [got] two points on our first 10 possessions of the second half", coach Greg Gard said.