Donald Trump's travel ban is facing further legal issues
US District Judge Leonie Brinkema ruled the travel ban was found on an unconstitutional religious bias, which violates the First Amendment prohibitions on favouring one region over another.
In her 22-page ruling, Judge Brinkema said Trump's promises during the campaign to implement what came to be known as a "Muslim ban" provide evidence the current executive order unconstitutionally targets Muslims, according to ABC news.
She added: “The president himself acknowledged the conceptual link between a Muslim ban and the EO (executive order).”
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, a Democrat who brought the lawsuit against Trump in Virginia, hailed the judge’s ruling.
More to follow.