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Groups Plan to Challenge Trump’s New Visa Restrictions

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    White House Expands Travel Ban

    As Trump's travel ban expired Sunday, he issued another one that included three new countries. NBC 7's Alex Presha reports. (Published Monday, Sept. 25, 2017)

    The groups behind one of the successful challenges to President Trump's travel ban signaled Friday that they intend to go back to court to take on the most recent visa restrictions, NBC News reported.

    Led by the International Refugee Assistance Project and represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, the groups told a federal judge in Maryland Friday that they plan to seek a court order to stop enforcement of the new visa rules announced by the White House on Sept. 24. ACLU lawyers asked for a meeting with the judge and lawyers for the government to discuss next steps.

    "President Trump's newest travel ban is still a Muslim ban at its core, and it certainly engages in discrimination based on national origin, which is unlawful. Adding a few North Koreans and a tiny group of Venezuelan officials doesn't paper over the original sin of the Muslim ban," said ACLU executive director Anthony Romero.

    The ACLU letter says Justice Department lawyers indicated they would oppose any order blocking enforcement.

    WATCH: Trump Wipes 'Dandruff' Off French President

    [NATL] WATCH: Trump Wipes 'Dandruff' Off French President, Talks Tough on Iran

    The appearance of French President Emmanuel Macron did little to stem President Donald Trump's disillusionment with the Iran nuclear deal, as Trump railed against Iran and Russia for their involvement in the Middle East during a state visit at the White House. Earlier, he wiped "a little piece of dandruff" off Macron's shoulder and noted, "we have to make him perfect. He is perfect."  

     

    (Published Tuesday, April 24, 2018)