Raven SantanaMar 16, 2017, 1:39 pmMar 17, 2017, 8:19 am

Advocates at Newark airport against travel ban say block is small victory

President Trump vowing to challenge federal judge's decision

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President Trump’s second attempt at a travel ban was put on hold yet again by a federal judge.

Just hours before it was due to take effect, that travel ban was put on hold by a federal judge in Hawaii following arguments that the executive order discriminates on the basis of nationality.

Despite that ban being put on hold, Trump vowed to challenge the decision, which is why dozens of advocates have gathered at Newark Liberty International Airport to rally and discuss what a Muslim ban would mean if the president's order does go into effect.

Those six Muslim majority countries included in that travel ban are Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, Syria and Libya. They would all face a 90-day travel ban.

That ban was scheduled to go into effect at midnight but was halted after U.S. District Court Judge Derrick K. Watson of Hawaii froze the executive order temporarily banning citizens of those six, mainly Muslim, nations from the United States.

Those rallying today say the news is a small victory but that there is still work that needs to be done.

Dozens of people from various advocate rallied at Newark airport Thursday morning to celebrate the freeze on President Donald Trump's travel ban to block citizens from those six countries.

In the 40-page ruling, Watson says the order violates the U.S. Constitution on the ground of religious discrimination.

Trump, who was holding a campaign rally in Nashville Tuesday night, responded to the ruling that he vows to challenge the decision even if he has to go to the Supreme Court.

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