Immigration Law

Government indicates it will appeal Maryland decision blocking revised travel ban

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The Trump administration on Friday filed a notice that it will appeal a Maryland judge’s decision blocking the president’s revised travel ban.

The notice was filed a day after U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang of Maryland enjoined a revised provision that temporarily barred entry into the United States by immigrants from six majority-Muslim countries, report the Washington Post and CNN. The American Civil Liberties Union has a press release.

His injunction followed a decision by a Honolulu federal judge who on Wednesday granted the state of Hawaii’s request for a restraining order blocking the revised travel ban.

The Maryland appeal would be heard by the Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. If the government appeals the Hawaii judge’s decision, it would be heard by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which previously upheld an injunction blocking President Trump’s initial travel ban.

Trump said on Wednesday he would go to the U.S. Supreme Court, if needed, to fight for the travel ban, Reuters reported.

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