Despite Donald Trump's childish complaints about the unfairness of courts' ruling against the unconstitutional intent of his Muslim ban, relatively more mature members of the Trump administration say they are being careful to comply with this order.
Last Wednesday, Trump issued a memo to his Secretary of State, Attorney General, Secretary of Homeland Security and Director of National Intelligence, instructing their agencies to begin internal vetting reviews and to activate the travel and refugee bans 72 hours after the injunctions are lifted. The global review will examine every other country to determine whether any.
"The only portions of the district court's injunction that were not upheld - and are therefore modified in this new preliminary injunction - concerned internal studies undertaken by the government and whether the president, rather than his cabinet members, should be named directly", Joshua Wisch, a special assistant to the Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin, said in an interview.
Far more Republicans than Democrats reported believing that the travel ban was implemented to protect the USA from security threats.
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The decision by Watson exempts "internal review procedures that do not burden individuals outside of the executive branch of the federal government".
This part of the ruling "was not narrowly tailored to addressing only the harms alleged", the 9th Circuit panel explained.
"I think that they want to stop the travel ban based on people claiming a certain religion".
Tuesday's filing argues that since the original rationale behind the ban was to allow agencies time to conduct those reviews, the travel and refugee restrictions are no longer required to accomplish that goal. The justices could announce as soon as Thursday whether they will review lower court rulings barring the order's enforcement.