A federal judge in Honolulu has blocked an executive order President Trump issued to put “a temporary pause on the entry of nationals from” six countries with connections to terrorism.
Trump issued the executive order on March 6 after a federal judge in Seattle halted an earlier order. Under the updated order, people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen would be barred from entering the country for 90 days.
“The order he blocked was a watered-down version of the first one,” CNN quoted Trump as saying today during a rally in Nashville, Tenn. “This is, in the opinion of many, an unprecedented judicial overreach.”
The new order was to take effect on March 16.
“You don’t think this was done by a judge for political reasons, do you?” The New York Times quoted Trump as saying in Nashville. “This ruling makes us look weak — which, by the way, we no longer are, believe me.”