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PBC News & Comment: Trump Travel Ban 2.0 is Blocked by Courts

Federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland block enforcement of new order that Trump admits is “watered-down” version of the first…..–in Hawaii, Judge Derrick Watson skewers Trump with his own statements, before and after inauguration, and sees clear religious discrimination

–here are some key quotes from Watson’s ruling

–internal government reports contradict claims of rational basis for 6-nation travel ban

–in op-ed, law professor Martin Redish says Trump is not above the courts

–40% of US colleges report sharp drop in applicants from abroad, predictive of likely drop in premium tuition rates paid by noncitizens

–first daughter Ivanka was attending Broadway musical about welcoming refugees as her daddy was spewing hate in Nashville

–American Catholics are praying for refugees during Lent