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Muslim Ban: Mark Hetfield and Travel Ban

muslim ban: The president is making every effort to implement a campaign promise that's un-American and unconstitutional, said Mark Hetfield, president of the refugee support organization HIAS. The only way to stop him is through the courts, according to The Chronicle Herald. Last month, a federal judge in Hawaii blocked most of Trump's third travel ban just before it was due to take effect. They're the latest sign that after nearly 10 months, the battle over the president's travel restrictions and whether they represent the Muslim ban he promised during his campaign or a legitimate effort to improve national security is far from over. A judge in Maryland separately blocked it to a lesser degree, saying that Trump could bar people from six mostly Muslim nations Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen as long as they did not have bona fide relationships with people or organizations already in the U.S. The travel ban also applies to travellers from North Korea and to some Venezuelan government officials and their families, but the lawsuits did not challenge those restrictions. The three-judge panel due to hear those arguments agreed in part on Monday, saying in effect that the ruling from U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu went too far. The Justice Department sought to put the Hawaii judge's ruling on hold pending arguments scheduled for Dec. 6 at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle. ( As reported in the news.