Immigration

Trump travel ban faces key test in multiple courtrooms

Activists march to protest against President Donald Trump's travel ban in Portland, Oregon, U.S.

Activists march to protest against President Donald Trump’s travel ban in Portland, Oregon, U.S. January 30, 2017. REUTERS/Steve Dipaola

The day before it is supposed to go into effect President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban will be scrutinized in federal courtrooms across the country on Wednesday.

In Maryland, a U.S. judge will hear arguments from the American Civil Liberties Union and others who want to stop the new directive and more than a half-dozen states are trying to derail the executive order affecting travelers from six Muslim-majority nations.

Hawaii’s lawsuit is heading to federal court in Honolulu, while Washington state, which successfully sued to block the original ban, wants its own hearing before a federal judge in Seattle. Five other states have joined Washington’s challenge.

Here’s a look at what’s going on and the hurdles the new ban faces:

Source: Trump travel ban faces key test in multiple courtrooms

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