A Hawaii Federal judge has blocked the new travel ban signed by President Donald Trump hours before it was set to come into effect. Derrick Watson, a US District Judge explained the arguments presented by the Trump administration as “questionable evidence” which suggested that a travel ban is necessary to ensure national security.
The President sharply criticized the block explain it as an “unprecedented judicial overreach”. The order would introduce a 90-day ban on citizens from six Muslim majority countries and a 120-day ban on the refugees.
Donald Trump earlier stressed on the necessity of implementing the travel ban which is explained as a security measure to make sure that terrorists are not entering the US. However, critics termed the order as discriminatory.
The earlier version of the order that was issued in late January led to mass protests and confusion. Later the order was blocked by a Seattle judge. Bringing reforms to the US immigration policy was one of the major agendas for Donald Trump during his election campaign last year which has turned out to be a promise too hard to keep.