The Trump administration responded to the ruling out of Hawaii late Thursday that limits the president’s ability to ban all Muslims from entering the country. The ruling would mean allowing even more Muslims into the country, essentially blocking Trump’s attempts to ban billions of people, many of which are in dire need of America’s aid, from entering the country during wartime in their country.
The Trump administration issued this statement Friday:
“The Supreme Court has had to correct this lower court once, and we will now reluctantly return directly to the Supreme Court to again vindicate the rule of law and the executive branch’s duty to protect the nation.”
District Judge Derrick Watson says that it was President Trump who did not abide by the Supreme Court’s ruling that softened Trump’s version of the ban. ABC News reports that:
“U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson ordered the government not to enforce the ban for foreigners who have close relatives in the United States such as grandparents, grandchildren, uncles and aunts. He also ordered that refugees who have a relationship with a refugee aid agency in the U.S. cannot be blocked.”
According to ABC News:
“The administration is choosing to bypass the San Francisco-based appeals court that has ruled against it in the case and return to the high court. Last month, the justices partially reinstated the ban affecting six Muslim-majority countries.”
Watson has been fighting Trump’s ban from the beginning. He is one of the first judges to file an injunction on the original ban, and he continues to devote himself to ensuring that the nation’s constitution isn’t tossed aside to make a paranoid bigot sleep better at night.