Federal US District Judge Derrick Watson once again showed his defiance of President Trump’s travel ban. In March, Watson placed himself over the President by blocking the travel ban. Now he has once again challenged the President’s authority by ordering a revision to the travel ban to allow grandparents, grandchildren, uncles, aunts and other relatives into the country. Basically, that nullifies a great deal of Trump’s travel ban.
A federal judge in Hawaii has ruled that grandparents and other relatives should be exempt from the enforcement of President Trump’s travel ban, which bars people from six Muslim-majority countries.
U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson ruled Thursday night that the federal government’s list of family relatives eligible to bypass the travel ban should be expanded to include grandparents, grandchildren, uncles, aunts and other relatives. Watson also ordered exemptions for refugees who have been given formal assurance from agencies placing them in the United States.
In Watson’s ruling, he said the government’s definition of what constitutes close family “represents the antithesis of common sense.”
Judge Watson is a liberal Democrat, Harvard educated and former attorney practicing in ultra-liberal San Francisco and who was appointed to his federal judgeship by Barack Obama. Watson should be removed from the bench for ruling on his own personal political agenda instead on the rule of law. He is trying to make a name for himself by blocking President Trump at every chance he gets, just for the pure political spite of it.