Update on Litigation Challenging President Trump's Proclamation Restricting TravelFederal Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii has blocked President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, saying Trump's third version of the policy "plainly discriminates based on nationality." The President's executive order "suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor: it lacks sufficient findings that the entry of more than 150 million nationals from six specified countries would be 'detrimental to the interests of the United States,'" Watson wrote.
- On October 17, 2017, U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii issued a nationwide temporary restraining order blocking the majority of the travel restrictions set forth in President Trump's September 24, 2017, proclamation.
- Also on October 17, U.S. District Court Judge Theodore Chuang in Maryland issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against the travel ban.
- In light of these rulings, nationals of Chad, Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia will not be restricted from traveling to the United States under the proclamation. On the other hand, all immigrants and nonimmigrants from North Korea and certain government officials and their family members from Venezuela traveling on business or tourist visas (B-1/B-2) will continue to be restricted from travel to the U.S. pursuant to the presidential proclamation.