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Federal judges block Donald Trump’s travel ban

The two federal judges cited Donald Trump's statements about Muslims during the presidential campaign as part of their rulings.

FILE: US President Donald Trump. Picture: AFP.

CAPE TOWN - Two federal judges have temporarily blocked US President Donald Trump's travel ban, both citing Trump's statements about Muslims during the presidential campaign as part of their rulings.

A ruling by a federal judge in Hawaii resulted in a temporary restraining order nationwide, hours before it was set to go into effect.

In a decision published on Thursday morning, another federal judge in Maryland specifically blocked the 90-day ban on immigration for citizens of six Muslim-majority countries.

Trump decried the ruling during a rally in Nashville on Wednesday night.

“And I will not stop fighting for the safety of you and your families… not today, not ever. We're going to win it.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)

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