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Trump’s ‘So-Called Judge’ Set to Review 11-Nation Refugee Ban

  • President says pause in admissions needed to improve screening
  • Civil rights groups say anti-Muslim bias is behind directive
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Trump Seeks Merit-Based System U.S. Immigration System

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Donald Trump’s immigration agenda is back in court with a challenge to his October ban on refugees from 11 countries -- before a judge who didn’t rule to the president’s liking in the past.

Nine of the countries on the list account for 80 percent of the Muslim refugees entering the U.S., leading resettlement agencies and civil rights groups to claim the policy is driven by an “irrational prejudice against refugees in general" and religious animus against Muslims.