Muslim Advocates Applauds Nationwide Block of Muslim Ban 3.0 in Hawaii v. Trump

Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Johnathan Smith, legal director of Muslim Advocates, regarding today’s ruling in Hawaii v. Trump. Judge Derrick J. Watson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii  issued an order preventing the federal government from implementing Muslim Ban 3.0, which was scheduled to go into full effect tomorrow, October 18. Muslim Advocates has a pending motion in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland for a preliminary injunction against Muslim Ban 3.0 which was heard yesterday but has not yet been ruled on:

“Three times President Trump has tried to force his unlawful Muslim ban on the country and three times he has failed. Since Trump’s inauguration, the federal judiciary has played its long-honored and vital role as the safeguard of our nation’s Constitution, laws, and values. We applaud Judge Watson for continuing this tradition in today’s decision blocking the implementation of the administration’s bigoted and unjustified Muslim Ban 3.0. We thank and congratulate our colleagues and allies.

Our fight against this unlawful, egregious Muslim ban continues. We are currently awaiting an imminent decision from the U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Maryland in Iranian Alliances Across Borders v. Trump. We hope that the court will join its counterpart in Hawaii in issuing an order blocking the ban from going into full effect.”


Muslim Advocates is a national legal advocacy and educational organization that works on the frontlines of civil rights to guarantee freedom and justice for Americans of all faiths.