U.S. District Court Judge James Robart prevented President Donald Trump’s initial executive order on refugees and immigration from being applied.
This time around he seems to have changed his mind. Judge Robart has refused to allow the revised order from being blocked.
Judge Robart had been asked to place an emergency preventive order on Trump’s revised order.
The states that are against the revised order were trying to have Robart’s first ruling apply to the revised order.
Judge Robart refused to agree with the request that had been made by the states.
However, Judge Robart’s decision has not ended the legal problems that President Trump’s new order is facing.
The states of New York, Washington and Hawaii want to take the federal government to court because of the revised order.
A Wisconsin judge ruled against the revised order. However, the decision involved one case of a Syrian family in which a Syrian refugee in the U.S. wanted to join his family.
President Trump said that the revised executive order was made to pass the court tests that he knew were coming.
President Trump’s administration officials have defended the order.
The Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said that unchecked travel is not a good thing especially when national security is being considered.
Trump’s administration officials have said that the revised order is taking care of problems that were caused by the first order.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said that if one has travel documents, visa, are a legal permanent resident, they are not covered in the new executive order.
President Trump’s latest Executive Order has policies and protocols that support the equal protection clause and the establishment clause of the United States Constitution.
However, at the end of the day, President Trump is trying to ensure that the nation is safe from immigrants who might have other agendas such as terror and drug trafficking.
It is for this reason that Judge Robart has refused to block the new order.