• News
  • Culture&Arts

More Than 50 Tech Companies Take On Trump's New Travel Ban

More Than 50 Tech Companies Take On Trump's New Travel Ban

A hearing in a separate lawsuit by Hawaii is scheduled for Wednesday.

The attorneys general argue that the revised ban retains the unconstitutional components of the original order, including a broad ban on entry by nationals from several predominantly Muslim countries and a suspension of the refugee program.

Hawaii filed its lawsuit two days after the new ban was announced, arguing that the order violates the U.S. Constitution and would have a "chilling" effect on the state's tourism industry.

Californias lawyers said the state, whose population is 27 percent foreign-born, is home to almost 700 students from the six targeted countries at its state universities and would face the loss of prospective students, scholars and physicians from overseas, as well as millions in tax revenue from travelers.

For some context, the first travel ban attempted to restrict travel from seven Muslim-majority nations while the current proposal aims to restrict travel from six: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and Syria for 90 days. The plaintiffs are unnamed and were not in court because many are USA citizens trying to bring in family members who are trapped in covered countries.

The states collectively will also be filing around 50 new "declarations" setting forth numerous harms they claim to face under the new executive order, which is slated to go into effect on Thursday.

But Watson stopped short of ruling immediately on Hawaii's request for a a temporary restraining order, saying instead that he would issue a written order by 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Higher-profile technology companies, like Apple, Amazon and Microsoft who signed onto the amicus brief in support of the State of Washington's case against the last travel ban, have not put their names on the new version.

Robart said there would be no hearing before Wednesday and asked the Justice Department for a response to Ferguson's motion.

And that goal, the states contended, is to “disfavor Islam and favor Christianity.”.

"Bans like those included in this order are harmful to USA national security and beneath the dignity of our great nation", the letter read.

The order also poses new concerns, including by requiring relevant federal agencies to collect and publish information about convictions of terrorism-related offenses, government charges of terrorism, and gender-based violence against women committed by foreign nationals, while containing no corresponding publication requirement for US citizens.

The Trump administration, to be sure, will defend the revised EO by claiming that religion is not the motivating factor and that the ban on immigration from the six countries is based on national security considerations.

The White House reworked the first executive order to address some of the issues that came up in court, but the main points are largely the same.

The Justice Department argued that Hawaii can't claim it's harmed so it doesn't have standing to bring the case.

Attorneys representing the state said the order is just as discriminatory against Muslims as the first one and that it still violates both the US constitution and federal laws. Indeed, the Trump administration could seek to use this information to lay the groundwork for further bans or restrictions on immigration. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and 36 colleagues introduced a bill that would negate Trumps order, legislation that has little prospect of success in the Republican-controlled Congress and even less of winning the presidents signature. It seeks to clean up some glaring instances of executive overreach to defeat legal challenges, while keeping the underlying policy of discriminating against Muslims intact.

Leave Your Comment

Leave Your Comment

Latest News

  • Blowing may make driving hazardous

    Blowing may make driving hazardous

    Furthermore, strong winds could result in blowing snow with reduced visibility and hazardous winter driving conditions. Mother Nature is sending a chilly reminder that winter is not done with us yet.
    What you can do to prevent kidney disease, obesity

    What you can do to prevent kidney disease, obesity

    Baxter has a long legacy of supporting the kidney disease community, and has been a sponsor of World Kidney Day for many years. That's the reason kidney disease is more likely to develop in obese people including in those with diabetes and hypertension.
    Giants Sign WR Brandon Marshall

    Giants Sign WR Brandon Marshall

    Last season Brandon Marshall was drafted with the expectations of being a WR1 in fantasy football and the reasons were obvious. He's played for four teams in his 11 years in the league - Broncos, Bears, Dolphins and Jets.
  • Search continues for cobra slithering loose in Ocala neighborhood

    Search continues for cobra slithering loose in Ocala neighborhood

    Purdy received his permit in May 2016 and is also the owner of three other venomous snakes and two venomous lizards, the FWC said. To make things even weirder, the snake was apparently being watched by the snake owner's apprentice at the time it freed itself.
    Shakespeare retains Leicester role until end of season

    Shakespeare retains Leicester role until end of season

    As they showed against Sevilla , their nearly unique style of play means they can be a match for nearly anyone in Europe. That's how little Leicester, the reigning champions of England, reached the last eight in Europe.

    Donald Trump to Preet Bharara: 'You're Fired'

    The request is understood to have come at the direction of President Donald Trump, according to two USA attorneys. Now, "the Attorney General has now asked the remaining 46 presidentially appointed U.S.
  • Jerry Jones praises DeMarcus Ware; Cowboys to reportedly offer 1-day deal

    Jerry Jones praises DeMarcus Ware; Cowboys to reportedly offer 1-day deal

    Ware earned his first and only Super Bowl ring in 2015 when the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50. DeMarcus Ware , as he always was, was lined up on the right side of the line across from Carolina Panther Michael Oher.
    Blizzard watch issued for major snowstorm arriving late Monday into Tuesday

    Blizzard watch issued for major snowstorm arriving late Monday into Tuesday

    This is a much weaker solution, although there is some sort of coastal storm, with air cold enough over our area for snow . Hotz said the cold weather will continue at the beginning of next week, and the area could see some snow showers.

    Man stabs Mum and kills his Sister in Wolverhampton stabbing attack

    A woman thought to be aged in her 30s died at the scene in Leasowes Drive, in the Merry Hill area of Wolverhampton. Two people have died after a knife attack that saw police storm a flat while a man was stabbing two women .
  • Chance the Rapper to Announce List of CPS Schools to Receive Funding

    One involved asking Mayor Rahm Emanuel to transfer $215 million in Tax Increment Financing dollars. Rauner still won't commit to give Chicago's kids a chance without caveats or ultimatums".
    Wall Street crowds bullish on 'Fearless Girl' statue

    Wall Street crowds bullish on 'Fearless Girl' statue

    Wall Street's famous Charging Bull statue found a new colleague in a strong-like bronze metal strong-little girl. The symbolic statue also addresses the gender gap and places a focus on strengthening the next generation.

    NASA Proposes Giant Magnetic Shield to Protect Humans on Mars

    Scientists have mulled on the idea of injecting planet-warming gases into the Red Planet's thin atmosphere. But it might not have been always so.
  • Gboard can now translate as you type

    Gboard can now translate as you type

    With the update , when you start typing with Gboard inside messaging apps, you will see GIF image searches in the suggestion box. There's no word yet on a definite release schedule for iOS. "Searching and sending stuff on your phone shouldn't be that hard ".
    Impax Laboratories Inc (IPXL) Downgraded to Neutral at Susquehanna Bancshares Inc

    Impax Laboratories Inc (IPXL) Downgraded to Neutral at Susquehanna Bancshares Inc

    Analysts are also projecting an Average Revenue Estimate for Impax Laboratories Inc.as $207.57 Million in the Current Quarter. Looking back, it's been an ugly 12 months for Impax Laboratories Inc, which was trading above $30 this time a year ago .
    NEEF: Spring forward into energy efficiency

    NEEF: Spring forward into energy efficiency

    DST was uniformly established in the U.S.in 1966, and many a parent has had cause to curse the twice-yearly time shift ever since. In theory, using daylight more efficiently saves fuel and energy because it reduces the nation's need for artificial light .
  • Men's Basketball: Northwestern receives first-ever NCAA Tournament bid

    Men's Basketball: Northwestern receives first-ever NCAA Tournament bid

    So we could see URI and Cal hop into that Last Four In , but any way you slice this Syracuse should not be in the tournament. It is Villanova's second Big East Tournament title in the four years since the new configuration of the Big East .
    Bears to release QB Jay Cutler

    Bears to release QB Jay Cutler

    Cutler had one of his best seasons ever with Adam Gase was his offensive coordinator in Chicago two years ago. According to Forbes , one of the teams that should gamble for Jay Cutler is the San Francisco 49ers.
    Wikileaks says it has revealed CIA's 'entire hacking capacity'

    Wikileaks says it has revealed CIA's 'entire hacking capacity'

    Whether the alleged cyber weapons exist or not is largely immaterial at a time when I assume most people believe they do. WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange called the disclosures "exceptional from a political, legal and forensic perspective".

Breaking News


CAS slaps life ban on Russian doping 'mastermind' Portugalov

Russia's anti-doping agency, Rusada, is also working to have its credentials restored. "There remains significant work to do". A Russian doctor has been banned for life from any involvement in athletics.

UB law school falls from list of top 100

News also incorporated feedback from hiring managers who assessed how well those programs prepared students for the working world. Engineering specialty rankings are based exclusively on peer assessments by department heads in each specialty area.

Spartans, Wolverines qualify for the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

After winning four games in four days to take home the Big Ten tournament title, rest is a focal point for the Wolverines. I would be very happy with a win over OSU in the first round and I'm looking forward to the Spartans pulling the upset .

Lorde performs latest songs on Saturday Night Live

The singer-songwriter's performances were introduced by this week's host, Scarlett Johanson, and was met with rapturous applause. The catch? That position was based on less than a half-day of sales and streaming activity and three-and-a-half days of radio.

How Newspapers reported BJP's landslide victory in UP, U'khand Polls

Even so, Modi's political problems won't vanish overnight. "If the election had been held in a single phase, could Modi have spoken like this?" he asked.

Police issue warning after girl goes missing when idling vehicle stolen

The vehicle , a 2008 Toyota Camry with the licence plate BHVH392, was later seen near Highway 401 and Highway 403. From about 6 a.m.to sometime after 9 a.m. police and public were galvanized by an Amber Alert to find Christina.

CHP: Make sure to sleep this Daylight Saving Time

This is also the flawless time to replace their batteries, allowing them to keep time accurately all year long. It doesn't mean there's an extra hour of sunlight, only that sunrise and sunset will happen at later times .

Starbucks' New Cups May Get You Extra Excited About Spring's Arrival

If Starbucks red cup season is your favorite season, prepare to lose it over the coffee chain's first-ever spring cups. Starting March 16, you'll be able to get the cups at Starbucks locations across the country, but only for a few days.

Why Staples Stock Is Sliding 3.5%

That's about 4.5% of its brick-and-mortar locations - leaving 1,600 open while the Framingham, Mass., company tries to regroup. The stock is -3.6% below another chart threshold, its 50-day moving average and -3.37% below its 20-day simple moving average.

A Canadian town's water turned pink, probably because of witches

Residents of a small Canadian town were left puzzled this week when their tap water starting running an "alarming" bright pink. Onoway's Public Works Department started a weekly backwash of filters at its water treatment plant on Monday.