A US judge refused to revisit a court order that blocks Trump from carrying out a policy that threatens sanctuary cities harbouring immigrants.
Judge Mark Goldsmith said he had the power to order the government to keep Iraqis in the county while their deportation cases under review by the courts.
A Honolulu judge this week rejected Hawaii’s request to clarify the Supreme Court ruling and narrow the government’s implementation of the ban.
The judge declined “to usurp the prerogative of the Supreme Court to interpret its own order,” but ruled that Hawaii could ask SCOTUS directly to clarify which parts of the order should take effect.
The hotly-debated program announced by President Obama, which would have let around 4 million undocumented people live in the US was ultimately rescinded after a protracted political tug of war.
The foreign payments to Trump’s businesses present a potential conflict of interest for the US president under the emoluments clause of the constitution.
A US judge blocked President Trump’s executive order that sought to withhold federal funds from sanctuary cities, adding another blow to Trump’s efforts to toughen immigration enforcement.
Hawaii said it will ask a federal court for an emergency halt to Trump’s new executive order restricting travel from six Muslim-majority countries
The lawsuit will allege that the constitution’s emoluments clause forbids payments to Trump’s businesses and will seek a court order forbidding him from accepting such payments.