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UPDATED: Judges in Hawaii and Greenbelt ban Trump executive order

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A federal judge in Hawaii halted the latest executive order temporarily restricting travel from six Muslim majority nations. A federal judge in Greenbelt followed suit on Thursday, also blocking the travel ban.

Judge Derrick K. Watson from the United States District Court of Hawaii wrote Wednesday in his decision that President Donald J. Trump's executive order violated the First Amendment's Establishment Clause and caused irreparable harm to one of the plaintiffs Ismail Elshikh.

After hearing oral arguments Wednesday, United States District Court for the District of Maryland Judge Theodore Chuang also blocked Trump's travel ban Thursday deciding to issue an injunction against the executive order.

“The Maryland district court has issued yet another strong judicial condemnation of President Trump’s unconstitutional Muslim ban," said Omar Jadwat an attorney from the American Civil Liberties Union in a statement Thursday. "If, as promised, he continues to try to defend this indefensible order in the courts — or goes back to the first iteration of the ban — he will just keep losing.”

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Hundreds protest Trump's immigration ban at BWI

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BALTIMORE – More than 800 people headed to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Sunday to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order to temporarily ban immigration from select countries and all refugees.

Hundreds of protesters waved signs and shouted about Trump’s executive order and the people who are barred from entering the country for the next three to four months: noncitizens from Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Libya and Yemen as well as refugees.

Marc and Marybeth Leblanc, residents of Brunswick, attended the protest with their two young children.

“We feel that it is important to speak out,” Marc said.

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Protests of Trump's immigration ban at Dulles

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DULLES – Sunday the message was clear.

“Immigrants are welcome here,” protesters chanted at Dulles International Airport Sunday afternoon.

After President Donald Trump signed an executive order that barred refugees from war-torn Syria and blocked nationals from seven Muslim-majority nations, Libya, Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia and Syria for 90 days, people gathered to protest at international airports across the country Sunday.

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Welcome to The Jungle!

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CALAIS, FRANCE - At first blush, 20-year-old Ali Hussein looks as if he just stepped out of the Montgomery Mall.

With his tan canvas shoes, tight-fitting jeans and a draw-string graphic shirt, he smiles as he speaks - a soft, easy cadence that puts listeners at ease.

He dreams of going to college to study computer science. He fusses over his hair, and he worries about his two brothers and his parents.
But he has one big problem most mall rats never consider.
“I live in the jungle. This is what the French call it.”
“The Jungle” is a notorious refugee camp outside of this famous French port city and is home to 6,000 to 9,000 people, depending on who does the counting. The French government claims the former while residents claim the latter.

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