Trump’s amended travel ban blocked 03/16/2017 | By Annie Tsoneva, EMIS Editor

Travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and refugees will be able to travel to the US

A federal judge blocked an amended travel ban by US President Donald Trump on individuals from some Muslim-majority countries on Wednesday afternoon, several hours before it was due to come into power, according to media reports.

Derrick Watson, a US District Court Judge in Hawaii, ruled that the new executive order failed to pass legal muster, Daily Mirror reported on Thursday citing CNN.

The ruling means that travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and refugees will be able to travel to the US.

Trump announced the new ban earlier this month. It would have banned people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the US for 90 days and all refugees for 120 days.

The amended ban excluded Iraq from the blacklisted countries. Trump signed the original ban on January 27 as a measure against potential terrorist attacks. Another US judge suspended it on February 3.

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Original source: Daily Mirror
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