On Thursday, a group of liberal Attorney Generals from New York, Washington and Oregon announced that they will sue to block President Trump’s temporary travel ban because they refuse to believe it is anything but a ban on Muslims.
After a legal challenge in February, U.S. District Court Judge James Robart issued an order putting a halt to Trump’s original temporary travel ban. According to the Hill, Robart’s ruling was then upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
The actions of Judge Robart and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has led to the Trump administration reviewing and revising the original temporary travel ban order.
The original list prohibited travelers from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. In the latest version of the temporary travel ban, Iraq has been removed from the list.
Despite the ban being temporary and limited, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is standing against Trump’s safety measures because he believes it amounts to a ban on Muslims.
“President Trump’s latest executive order is a Muslim ban by another name,” Schneiderman said in a statement, “imposing policies and protocols that once again violate the Equal Protection Clause and Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution.”
There is however one major problem with Schneiderman’s critique. If Trump’s actions were in fact a Muslim ban, then Trump failed miserably because the top 6 countries with the largest Muslim populations in the world are not on the temporary travel ban list.
Do you think President Trump’s temporary travel ban is a “Muslim ban?”