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Thursday, 30 March 2017 00:01

Trump travel ban: Hawaii judge extends hold on implementing executive order

Written by  Fox News

A federal judge in Hawaii issued an extension on his order blocking President Trump’s travel ban hours after hearing arguments Wednesday.

Hawaii contends the travel ban discriminates against Muslims and hurts the state’s tourist-dependent economy.

State Attorney General Douglas Chin argued that the ban’s implied message is like a “neon sign flashing ‘Muslim ban, Muslim ban” that the government did not bother to turn off.

Extending the temporary order until the state's lawsuit was resolved would ensure the constitutional rights of Muslim citizens across the U.S. are vindicated after "repeated stops and starts of the last two months," the state has said.

The Trump administration had asked Judge Derrick Watson, a federal judge in Hawaii, to narrow his ruling to cover only the part of the president’s executive order that suspends new visas for people from six Muslim-majority nations.

Justice Department told Watson the freeze on the U.S. refugee program had no effect on Hawaii. Watson rejected that argument, preventing the administration from halting the flow of refugees.

Earlier this month, Watson prevented the federal government from suspending new visas for people from Somalia, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya and Yemen and freezing the nation's refugee program. His ruling came just hours before the federal government planned to start enforcing Trump's executive order.

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Sharia Law coming to Hawaii. Too bad everyone will have to cover up even at the beaches Boycotting Hawaii for sure.... Loss of revenue coming also as people will not want to come to Hawaii. Tooo bad and sooo sad. Keep your terrorists and enjoy them. amen

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Now this is terrorism!

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Gary Von Neida Written by Gary Von Neida
March 31, 2017
Since what is happening is an INVASION; then, it would logically seem, the Judge has comitted an act of TREASON and should be dealt with accordingly.

Hawaii appears to be a sanctuary state. Cut off ALL funding for them.

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I, We the people would like to know, who and where did this judge get the authority to block a Presidents order, Last I knew, judges just read what the law states out of a law book and pronounces sentience, they don't write laws, that's not there job. So I, we want to see where it allows a federal judge to make laws. This shitbag put the lives of American below that of tourism . I believe lawsuit's should be filed, for the removal of this shitbag Obama appointee.

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Is this the same judge that said Undocumented Obama was born in Hawaii ? Bolshevik Bob Waldman should be thrown into the volcano there just for fun.

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The Pineapple State has some real LOU-LOU'S for representatives------We saved Them from the Socialists German and the Serf Class Japanese and They go so far Left They could be Communists as They are aligning with the NO BORDERS Russian plot from the 1920's World.

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Cecilia Robarge Written by Cecilia Robarge
April 01, 2017
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April 01, 2017
Bob Walden, enjoy Sharia Law and terrorism. That's all I have to say other than boycotting Hawaii. amen

Booking my next vacation to the aloha state where human rights still thrive. I can't help wonder what you fine folks know about the extremely difficult vetting process put in by the previous administration. Here's a quiz. How many terrorist attacks have there been by Syrian refugees? The answer is NONE!

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Antone Written by Antone
March 30, 2017
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March 30, 2017
Wrong Bobby! They occur daily. When posing a question apply appropriate degrees of constaint or freedom. Allah wanders about like a roaring lion seeking someone to devour. Your ignorance of Syria and Islam put you and family or companions in extreme risk. Arrogance, ignorance and bidigital- intelligence quotient (circa 79) are somewhat unique and deadly yet they are not mutually exclusive. Please seek help. Perhaps there is some in Hawaii. You may prefer Indonesia given your unique "qualities".
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Bob Waldman Written by Bob Waldman
March 30, 2017
Ha ha ha ha ha ha!
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mark Written by mark
March 30, 2017
Oh Bob, there you go again.
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Bob Waldman Written by Bob Waldman
March 30, 2017
Oh Mark, get a face son, then we can reason together.
Rob Schick Written by Rob Schick
March 31, 2017
Bob was suppose to have a lobotomy but they couldn't find enough brain to operate on.
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Bob Waldman Written by Bob Waldman
March 31, 2017
At last a face. No lobotomy for me Rob but it looks like impeachment and possibly prison for your guy unless you missed the latest news but thanks for playing, we have some lovely parting gifts for you
I just saw Bob coming out of the girl's room in Fayetteville ....

What's a burka but a black muu muu.

It would serve them right if the next terrorist attack were in Hawaii.

Remind me not to feel sorry for the 'judge'.

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This ban is about stopping terrorists from entering our country. It has nothing to do with a states touristism. Hawaii cares more about the money they make off of tourist than they do about keeping our nation safe. This judge had no authorization to stop a legal ban. He has already stated the only reason he stopped it was because of Trump. He would have agreed with the ban if anyone else wrote it. Now we know the real reason the judge stopped it. President Trump was within his rights to write and enforce the EO.

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Send all syrian refugees to king county and hawaii. give them a first hand experience of what other people are dealing with. the true refugees from syria are the few remaining Christians if any are still alive.

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stopping the refugees has nothing to do with legal Muslim citizens at all and these idiots need to stop being Obamas puppets get rid of all federal judges appointed by and ones that went to law school (as did this BOZO) with Obama

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Darreld Studie Written by Darreld Studie
March 30, 2017
I've said it before and I'll say it again, ignore this Obama buffoon. He has no legal authority to stop the ban. He is way outside his jurisdiction. Just ignore him and implement the ban anyway. There is absolutely nothing this Odumbass appointed stooge can do but rant and rave and show his stupidity and unprofessionalism. He is already committing a felony, subversion of the law and treason by denying the President his leagal authority to impose the ban in the first place.
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Tim Clarey Written by Tim Clarey
March 30, 2017
he is still a federal judge
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Antone Written by Antone
March 30, 2017
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March 30, 2017
True, but Democrats in DC would try to use this as "impeachment leverage". The high court will intervene. The most speedy and direct fix would be Congress as they legislate the jurisdiction and thefunction of these federal and district courts. They could end this tyranny quickly. Unfortunately, the "leaders", McConnell and Ryan are so incompetent and progressive that they sit on their hands.

Hawaii, land of the bozos!

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Vincent Marcantelli Written by Vincent Marcantelli
March 30, 2017
Not to belabor old news but. Look where that Judge is from and YES you can bet you last money, he/she was appointed by none other then the [Liar in Charge Barrack H. Obama], and should that surprise ANY one who is thinking?. But, looking on the "dark side" of this issue, since this "ban" not in effect, and lets say a "bad dude" gets into the country and lets say he commits some "evil act", just what is this Judge going to say to the Country. If I were the President, and that EVER happens, I'll tell you what I would do......so they say Federal Judges sit for life, well I'd really not pay to much attention to that statement if that's such! No, his/her honor could not say (one word) that would save his/her job, and his/her career......not one word. The ONLY thing I would want to hear is {SO LONG} as that door know hit that person in the azz, on the way out!

How the hell do we allow a 2-bit circuit judge to override a constitutionaly correct executive order from the President of the United States? And don't remind me of checks and balances? It doesn't take a Havard lawyer to understand the POTUS has the power to regulate immigration and entry acr oss national borders. The liberal establishment are the most lawless group ever to have appeared in this country; we can anticipate anarchy relatively soon .

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Time to subvert this so called judge!!!!!

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Democrat's have no shame, even when they wear black robes. They just make crap up as they go, no standards, no depth to low...totally disingenuous & disgraceful!

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This judge is issuing illegal orders. He is just trying to stall before he is over ruled. He should be hung.

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Gerald Mitchell Written by Gerald Mitchell
March 30, 2017
Why isn't the Federal Gov. over ruling the Judge and Attorney General and impeaching both and locking them up or sending them back where they came from since they for sure are not AMERICAN CITIZENS with responsibilities for us? What is really questing is how the people of Hawaii could vote these 2 into office and think what they are doing is O.K. when they are not protecting their own people that voted for them.

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