Judge of the Federal court in Honolulu (Hawaii) derrick Watson blocked a new immigration decree of the President of the United States Donald trump, who was supposed to take effect on Thursday, March 16.
Hawaii became the first state that went to court, challenging the decree on temporary restriction of immigration from six Muslim countries. In a lawsuit filed representing state attorneys, said that because of the ban affected the Muslim population of the state, decrease the influx of tourists and students from abroad, notes the news service of the BBC.
The attorney General Doug Chin named a second version of the Ordinance to Ban Muslim 2.0, noting that it differs little from the first, leaves no room for emergency cases and also «lawless».
Recall, March 6, trump signed a new version of the immigration Ordinance, under which entry to the USA is prohibited for 90 days to citizens of the six Muslim countries: Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen. Iraq, which appeared in the previous version of the decree, this list was not included.
The decree also suspends the reception for 120 days. While it does not apply to persons who already have applied for refugee status.
Reuters, citing a White house source reported that Iraq was excluded from the «blacklist» because the Iraqi authorities have introduced new verification procedures when issuing visas, as well as in connection with cooperation between Iraq and the United States in the fight against «Islamic state».
The decree does not apply to immigrants from Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen having the residence permit in USA or a valid us entry visa.