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On Thursday, Muslim Ban 3.0 went into effect—the so-called "watered-down" version of the Trump administration's ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries. The ban now temporarily blocks travelers from these countries who don't have a "bona fide" relationship with someone in the United States, as well as barring refugees from anywhere in the world. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the case this fall.

Many critics, including lawyers with the ACLU and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), believe that the newest version is still blatantly illegal and unjust—and the state of Hawaii is already challenging it in court. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said in a statement prior to the ban's implementation that although the latest version does leave some "important protections" in place, he is "deeply disappointed ... that the travel ban will go partly into effect," and promises to keep fighting.


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