The article, 2 Federal Judges Rule Against Trump’s Latest Travel Ban, discusses judges from Hawaii and Maryland who rules against the travel ban. This newer and revised plan affects six countries.
Judge Derrick K Watson’s of Federal District Court in Honolulu stated that a “reasonable, objective observer would view even the new order as issued with a purpose to disfavor a particular religion, in spite of its stated, religiously neutral purpose”.
Trump accused him of ruling in that favor for political reasons. President Trump said he might “reissue the initial version of the order, rather than the one blocked on Wednesday, which he described as ‘a watered-down version of the first one.’”
Judge Watson believes that this is religious discrimination and that “Donald Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” He also added the, “…Muslim ban will not separate families and loved ones just because they happen to be from the six countries.” In addition, Judge Chuang from Maryland stated that he believed the national security purpose is not the primary purpose for the travel ban.
This this case, I think the judges are right and Mr. Trump lacks integrity his proposal for the travel ban. He is stereotyping a group of people, especially from the 6 countries involved, and grouping them into one category. Making assumptions about a group of people based on religion or where they live, and restricting them access to our country is ridiculous. We have come so far in moving away from racism and generalizations that implementing this ban will take us 50 steps backward.
Mr. Trump is lacking the integrity and not understanding the implications that this travel ban will have on the people who already live here. It won’t allow certain people in the country to see their families and separates them. He is not thinking about the consequences this will have on these countries and the families involved.