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    Maryland Joins Hawaii in Blocking Trump's New Migration Ban

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    A federal judge in the state of Maryland has temporarily blocked US President Donald Trump's executive order banning immigration for the citizens of six countries, CNN reported on Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) On Wednesday, US District Court Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii temporarily blocked Trump's revised travel ban, contending that it discriminates against residents on the basis of their religion, and violates their rights to due process and equal protection guaranteed by the US Constitution.

    On March 6, Trump issued an executive order that restricts individuals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the United States for 90 days, and suspends refugees from entering the country for 120 days. Unlike the first order, which was signed in January and later suspended by a court in February, Iraqi nationals are not included in the new ban.

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