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Muslim advocacy group seeks broader injunction against Trump's travel-ban

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A judge is weighing a request from a Muslim civil rights group for an even broader injunction against President Donald Trump's proposed than what is already in place.

Federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland have issued orders that already block the vast majority of Trump's revised ban, which would restrict immigration from refugees and from six majority-Muslim countries.

At a hearing today in Alexandria, lawyers for the Council on American-Islamic Relations asked a judge to issue an injunction blocking the entire executive order.

Lawyer Gadeir (geh-DEER') Abbas said a section of the order affecting how waivers are granted for visa applicants remains in force.

Acting Assistant Attorney General Chad Readler said the remaining provisions of the have no practical effect on how the government issues visas.

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First Published: Wed, March 22 2017. 04:26 IST
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