Hawaii Judge Weakens Trump Travel Ban

(The Hill) A Hawaii federal judge dealt a blow to President Trump’s travel ban affecting six majority-Muslim nations on Thursday, expanding the list of exceptions to the executive order.

Hawaii Judge Weakens Trump Travel Ban

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U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson, who blocked Trump’s original travel ban in March, weakened the already watered-down revised version by saying the government could not enforce the ban on grandparents, grandchildren, brothers-in-laws, sisters-in-laws, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins of individuals living in the U.S.

The Supreme Court said in June that the Trump administration could enforce the ban against foreign nationals, but not those with a “bona fide” relationship or entity in the U.S.

The court plans to examine the ban in full during its next session.

White House officials originally told reporters after the ruling that foreign travelers from affected countries can only come to the U.S. to visit spouses, parents, parents-in-law, children, adult sons or daughters, siblings, step- or half-siblings, or sons- and daughters-in-law.

Hawaii asked a federal judge in June to clarify that the administration cannot enforce a temporary ban against certain relatives.

Watson said the administration has a flawed understanding of the decision, and expanded meaning of what a “bona fide” relationship is….

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  • cr0ak

    Hey, Judge… Did you read in the Constitution that the President can ban anyone from any country at any time he wants?

    OOps…. I guess they didn’t teach you that in law school?

    • Flotmorton P. Gildersleeve

      Absolutely; National Security “trumps”, (for you rabid democrats, that mean supersedes or reigns supreme), over any other “fundamental rights” under the constitution. As well, the U.S. Congress passed a law that reinforces the constitutional right of the President of the United States to control who comes into the country. This judge is just full of it and he is not a judge really but an advocate for a personal political opinion. Every decent lawyer and even law students who have taken constitutional law KNOW THAT “judge” Derrick Watson is just full of crap. He will be eventually counter manded, by the U.S. Supreme Court and he is just an angry person, angry over the treatment of Japanese her in this country while the Japanese were killing and torturing and raping worldwide. He is a nut, really, and should be removed from the bench, from his position as U.S. District court Judge. He has surpassed his ability to rule effectively from the bench, and is now promoting his own political agenda. He is like Adam Schiff who can’t say what the truth is about what his committee discovers, but continues to spout political crap. Where are the devoted public servants who serve all of the citizens of this once great country.

      • Ame

        Well said 😁

    • Ame

      Haha that was GREAT! How much you wanna bet this judge is a muslim? LOL well we could just send ALL the refugees to Hawaii…great way to subdue them into one place off the mainland 😁. I was at the Costco a couple weeks ago in FL and three refugees in front of me at check out..one opens his wallet to pay and has cash and credit cards and an EBT CARD..I’m like what?…then I walk to my car and notice all three of them are getting into a $60,000 Mercedes…WHAT? 😱

      • RealAmerican407

        He is a classmate friend of Obama and was appointed by him in 2013. Obama just happened to be “golfing” in Hawaii when he struck down the ban in March. What a coincidence!

      • jdelaney3

        Muslim, Progressive. What difference does it make.

      • Kathy Hinds Estevez

        A friend of obummers liberal cannot dictate to the president.

    • nocbsfan

      Law school be hanged, we make our own laws, says the judge to the hip bone.

      • jdelaney3

        Problem is the People have forgotten that the People are the final arbiters–not a gaggle of unelected, elitist, unaccountable judges. Our founders must be screaming from their graves.

        • panchoVilladeltren

          Monkey face Obama violated the constitution openly, and was given a free pass. Now all scumbags judges want to follow suit.

          • jdelaney3

            Judges ignored the Constitution well before Comrade Obama darkened our doorstep.

        • nocbsfan

          Federal judges aren’t elected, they are appointed by the president for life. Yes if our founders could say anything they would scream from somewhere

          • jdelaney3

            And that’s precisely my point, friend. They’re not elected and, therefore, unaccountable; they’re political appointees selected by agenda-driven politicians, most of whom have scant respect for the Constitution.

          • nocbsfan

            Okay I understand your point. You are right in their disrespect for the constitution .Peculiar because it was supposed to be just the opposite. Ah the best laid plans of mice and ………………………….

    • jdelaney3

      Progressives USE the Constitution to advance their alien political aims; they do not faithfully uphold it unless it does advance their alien goals.

  • northern2ak2az

    Hawaiian and Californian Judges have a flawed view of their importance. Obama made MANY decisions I did not agree with but he was the President. If ANYONE deserved to be told he was overstepping his bounds, he did. But no one ever went against him like they have Trump. Democrats wanted us to give him a chance. He had 8 years. Now I am saying , “Give Trump a chance”.

  • GymS

    These trash demorrhoid appointees think they are above the law. Sorry derrick boy. The SCOTUS is higher than you. Why is it that obamanites feel they have to run to Hawaii and cry ‘wah wah wah. I didn’t get my way.’ It’s not obamanures birthplace. American hero Sheriff Joe proved that. But it is nice to know that the border patrol heros are enforcing the law as our President, the high court and the majority of people want.

  • Jose Cisneros

    Unconstitutional decision and judge should be removed, immediately

    • jdelaney3

      OR his opinion should be summarily nullified by the President. Overreach is overreach, and this dingbat faithless judge cannot dictate to the President. He can opine, but NOTHING MORE. And you know what they say about opinions…The Constitution and Art III are being totally ignored by EVERYONE!!!!!!

      • Fed up!

        Please explain opine to the judge, obviously he was sick that day in law school. Another Affrimitive Action by product.

        • jdelaney3

          Law schools, unfortunately, teach judicial supremacy and how to win a case–they don’t teach the Constitution. If they did, they would respect Art III.

    • chris VN

      He should have been removed after his first obstruction, how many 1000’s were let in because of this POS?

  • RealAmerican407

    So let me get this straight… My wife who was born in Libya and has a brother still living in Libya, who she has not seen in ten years, can now prove a bona-fide relationship because his sister lives here and is married to me? Yeh this won’t be exploited at all by those looking to carry out jihad on the USA.

  • Raymond Miller

    This Judge might be getting serviced by Obambam.

    • nocbsfan

      OMGOSH how disgusting, Oh that poor judge.

  • Eric

    How can this lower court (and this same Judge) alter a SCOTUS ruling???

  • Cowboy Randy

    Hey judge read McCarran-Walter ACT OF 1952 enacted by Congress that gives the President the Power to Block or Expel any and all persons deemed a Danger or Enemy of the State from our Shores without going to court

    • Kathy Hinds Estevez

      Arrest the spying leaking unmasking obummer.

  • Yarbles

    Globalist plan, Globalist money, Globalist judge.

    America First. All the rest must stand in line.

  • Mai Tran

    They will not give President a chance they a bund of THUG judges ,they study law so they can used the crack of law to do things that damage to AMERICA ,same goals as OBAMA, You will see they never stop till we can find the way to get them out of their position [ do we have the way ,any body know ? ] in the mean time they will continuing stand on President Trump way & do more damages to AMERICA

  • Henry Gregg Nash

    Are Obama and Watson more than just friends?

  • nocbsfan

    With no disrespect to the deceased, all people killed as of these judges rulings should be interred in his front yard !

  • What’s that you say?

    The best way to combat these demogoofs is when the 90 days is up
    President Trump can extend it permanently and add more countries.
    That should stick a nice hard one up their rectums

  • Flyby

    I’d like to know how President Trumps executive orders keep winding up in this obviously liberal, pro islamic’s court room. This is no fluke. Same with the 9th circuit court of appeals.

  • Garrett Auman

    Just send 50,000 Muslims to Hawaii, then see how this judge feels then. Make sure that half of them go to his home town!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jdelaney3

    Ideologically driven judicial hubris on steroids! These Progressive jurists are wrecking what precious little remains of judicial credibility. Impeachment and removal is the appropriate constitutional remedy to such outrageous overreach. But, does the GOP possess the spine and principle for such a long overdue confrontation with our runaway black-robed oligarchs? (that was rhetorical, of course.)

  • panchoVilladeltren

    Deport that ‘Judge’ as he is a Muslim, and prohibit his re-entering.

  • Bill Harrison

    Reason I voted for Trump. Need a man in white House who will appoint Constitutional grounded Judge to the different courts in America.

  • Cecilia Robarge

    Pray Hawaii starts getting more and more refuges so that the island can be receded and on its own. Sooo enjoy your terrorists Hawaii. Not going there… amen

  • freepetta

    The Obama judges need to be thrown off the bench!!

  • Kathy Hinds Estevez

    Yes he should be disrobed and sis bared forever it’s the judge obama went to see . Corruption still with obummer and these liberal judges . The Supreme Court already ordered his ban was constitutional !!!!

  • Warren Blum

    I did not know that this scumbag judge could over rule the supreme court. I think Hawaii needs a naval stockade around those islands and starve them out. Shut off their cable and electricity. Lololololol

  • Fed up!

    Sorry Watson, judges can constitutionally make new laws from the bench. When you act like a real Judge I refer to you as one, right now you just a liberal douche bag, with no authority.

  • Lou Banfalvi

    They are nothing but black robe tyrants.

  • Anthony Guastella

    OMG, this man is not a judge, he is a boot licking butt kissing left wing Marxist. The Trump admin just needs to ignore this traitor and do what they want. This evil person has no such authority. And immediate removal from bench proceedings should be commenced forthwith.

  • John

    These leftist judges are not concerned about the constitution or the rule of law. These biased judges should be impeached by congress for dereliction of duty, obstruction of justice and violating the separation of powers.

  • Ed Roberts

    They are pushing to hard to the left,you would think that all judges should be reviewed every few year I see where one in ND was hearing a rape case 3 Muslims teens raped a 5 years old girl and pleated guilty that judge let them off free no charges and placed a gag order on everybody in the court room the lawyer of the Victem said something to a local paper and is in contempt, that judge should be removed from the bench and locked up.

  • jdelaney3

    Why is Trump putting up with this non-stop Progressive obstructionism and overreach. Time for a short across the bow of our runaway judiciary. CALL FOR THIS DOPE’S IMPEACHMENT, but also ignore the insane opinion. The judge is unfamiiar with Art III of the Constitution. He can OPINE, but he cannot enforce. Enforcement is the sole province of the Chief Executive. Trump and his team AND his GOP “allies” in Congress must step up to their Constitutional duties. One pip-squeak Progressive judge in Hawaii is, for all practical purposes, IRRELEVANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God, when will folks start reading and abiding by the Constitution. Geez.

  • Louie Rey

    I guess he wants to make sure that Hussein’s allowed back into his “place of birth” and that’s why he’s weakening Trump’s travel ban. Let’s face it, Hussein isn’t welcome in his real place of birth. In fact, even the Kenyans are now saying that he was born in America.

  • J G Frakes

    This “judge” should be removed from the bench, disbarred, and censured. This is Barry Soetoro’s golf buddy, and is obviously working for the Democrats and the shadow government.

  • The Humanitarian Hoax of Open Borders: Killing America With Kindness by Linda Goudsmit 7.16.17

    The Humanitarian Hoax is a deliberate and deceitful tactic of presenting a destructive policy as altruistic. The humanitarian huckster presents himself as a compassionate advocate when in fact he is the disguised enemy. Judge Derrick Watson is a humanitarian huckster.

    Obama, the humanitarian huckster-in-chief, weakened the United States borders for eight years presenting his crippling policies as altruistic when in fact they were designed for destruction. His legacy, the Leftist Democratic Party with its “resistance” movement, is the party of the Humanitarian Hoax attempting to destroy American democracy and replace it with socialism.

    Open borders for “suffering” refugees is the humanitarian hoax of the 21st century. The Leftist humanitarian hucksters and the colluding mainstream media present sympathetic images of displaced refugees seeking shelter to seduce the American public into believing that their open-border policy is humanitarian and the epitome of human kindness. Even Elmo gets a prime-time interview on CNN to encourage parents to reinforce Sesame Street’s message that refugee children are just like them – another generation of indoctrinated youth.

    Open-borders have a twin purpose for the leftist humanitarian hucksters. First, open borders are designed to flood America with illegal immigrants many who will vote illegally for their Democratic Party benefactors. Second, opening America’s borders to masses of immigrants from Islamic countries with cultural norms hostile to America will facilitate the social chaos necessary for the destruction of American democracy – the overarching goal of the leftist Democratic Party and their humanitarian hucksters.

    The Islamist humanitarian hucksters are trying to convince the Western world that open borders are a humanitarian effort that will benefit the West because their peaceful religion will provide cheap labor, cultural enrichment, and cultural diversity.

    Europe is the harbinger of cultural suicide. The left-wing liberal leaders in Europe have already opened their borders and demanded that the native European populations adapt to the hostile cultural norms of the Muslim immigrants. Rape, murder, terrorism, beheadings, every imaginable savagery followed. Immigrants with hostile cultural norms have no intention of working or assimilating. To the contrary, their mass immigration is a tactic of population jihad designed to conquer the host country and transform it into an Islamic state ruled by religious sharia law.

    The Leftist/Islamist axis has the initial shared goal of destroying American democracy but their ultimate goals are diametrically opposed to one another. Leftists are trying to impose socialism and their belief that it will provide social justice and income equality. Islamists are trying to impose sharia law and their belief that the world will be at peace when the world has been conquered and converted to Islam.

    The conflicting end goals of the Leftists and Islamists are no problem for the globalist elite who are busy manipulating the entire Leftist/Islamist axis. The globalist elites who fund the leftist humanitarian hucksters and the Islamist humanitarian hucksters are using them both as useful idiots to facilitate the great Humanitarian Hoax of open borders worldwide that will create the overwhelming social chaos necessary to internationalize the police force and impose their own special brand of a new world order.

    The Leftist/Islamist axis is populated by people too arrogant to understand that they are being used as puppets by the globalist elite who have an end game of their own.

    Socialism with its complete government control is the prerequisite social structure for the globalist elite to internationalize the socialist countries and impose one-world government. One-world government is the new world order that the globalist elite intend to rule themselves. It is unapologetically described in chilling detail in Lord Bertrand Russell’s 1952 book “The Impact of Science on Society.” One-world government is a binary socio-political system of masters and slaves. There is no social justice in one-world government, there is no income equality in one-world government, there are no Leftists or political agitators of any kind in one-world government – only a docile, compliant population of slaves ruled by the globalist elite.

    One-world government is the goal and the underlying motive of the campaign to destroy America from within. American democracy is the single greatest existential threat to one-world government and President Donald Trump is its leader. If the globalist elite are successful in their efforts to weaken the US military, create social chaos through open borders and illegal immigration, overthrow the US government of President Donald Trump, and transform America into socialism the next step is globalist conquest and the imposition of one-world government.

    After 241 years of American freedom the world will be returned to the dystopian existence of masters and slaves because a willfully blind American public was seduced by leftist humanitarian hucksters and Islamist humanitarian hucksters to surrender their sovereign borders and freedoms to be perceives as “kind.” The Humanitarian Hoax will have succeeded in killing America with “kindness.”

    • Ame

      Yep… the predictions of Nostradamus are coming true..
      right before our very eyes….and the worst of what he predicted has yet to come.😨