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Second US judge orders freeze on Trump travel ban (VIDEO)

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Members of the National Iranian American Council label document boxes in the Hart Senate Office Building before delivering a petition to members of Congress on Capitol Hill October 18, 2017 in Washington, DC. With more than 43,000 signatures, the petition calls on Congress to pass legislation to rescind the latest version of the Trump Administration's travel ban. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

WASHINGTON, Oct 19 — A second judge ordered a freeze on President Donald Trump’s newest travel ban order yesterday, saying it was essentially targeted at Muslims in violation of the US Constitution.

Maryland federal judge Theodore Chuang said the ban affecting travelers from six majority-Muslim countries and North Korea, as well as many officials from Venezuela, essentially had not changed from the first two versions, which were shot down in lower courts as discriminating against a single religion.

He pointed out, as in earlier rulings, that Trump had repeatedly promised a ban on Muslims coming into the country during last year’s presidential election.

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