Muslim immigrants and an advocacy group recently filed a lawsuit against Trump's latest travel ban that place indefinite restriction on the entry of citizens from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad, North Korea, and some officials from Venezuela. Six individual plaintiffs with the group Iranian Alliances Across Borders filed a lawsuit in federal court in Maryland that challenges this ban. They claim that the ban violates an immigration law that prevents discrimination based on nationality. This ban goes into full effect on October 18th, and has the potential to affect tens of thousands of potential immigrants and visitors. While Trump maintains his argument that the ban is a national security measure, the plaintiffs and advocacy group counter his argument saying that it is a target on muslim immigrants.
Our Verdict: President Trump has before implemented two other bans, in January and in March. Both of these bans were blocked by lower courts. Groups such as the Iranian Alliances Across Borders and the ACLU will continue to bring cases against this third ban until it is also blocked.