Protesters chant during a rally against the travel ban at San Diego International Airport on March 6, 2017 in San Diego, California. / AFP / Sandy Huffaker
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The courts never did get to decide the full merits of that case before Trump replaced the travel ban Monday with a much narrower version -- one supporters say is well within his authority, but which critics say is more palatable but still problematic.The new ban temporarily bars new visas for citizens of six predominantly Muslim countries -- one fewer than the original, with Iraq removed from the list. It also suspends the entire U.S. refugee program.The measure applies only to refugees who are not already on their way to the United States and people seeking new visas. Nevertheless, the changes will make it "much, much tougher" for a federal judge to block the ban, said New York immigration attorney Ted Ruthizer.Courts could find it compelling that the order does not cover all Muslims from all countries, he said. A spokesman for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld a Seattle judge's restraining order in the Washington case, said the court was evaluating the new executive order's effect on the existing case. The Justice Department filed papers Monday in federal court in Seattle arguing that the restraining order should not block the new ban from taking effect.
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