Travel ban: What you need to know about New Jersey’s domestic travel restrictions
A week after a federal judge blocked the Trump administration’s controversial travel ban, the state of New Jersey has made some notable changes to its domestic travel rules.
The state will not be able to impose domestic travel bans, which were implemented in response to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Instead, it will allow for an individual to travel within New Jersey if:They are: A U.S. citizen, permanent resident or an alien lawfully present in the United States.
Any family member or domestic partner of a U. S. citizen or permanent resident, who is not an immediate family member of the U. s. citizen.
Anyone who is a U .
S. national or an employee of a government entity conducting business in the U .
The family member must have a U s citizenship.
A family member, other than a U U.s citizen or an immigrant lawfully present, is an employee, contractor, student or a student of a public or private school or a non-profit organization that receives federal funding.
Travel is not allowed to anyone who has traveled to the U s to attend school, attend business meetings, or participate in an event.
This change means that the state will still allow for the suspension or revocation of passports for certain individuals who travel to the United states.
The ban has been challenged by both New Jersey and Massachusetts.
In New Jersey, the judge who blocked the ban on Friday also said that the travel restrictions were in place to protect the state from the threat of terrorism.
The judge, Richard Clifton, wrote in his decision that the ban was in place because “it was feared that some of the 9/11 hijackers, who came from the Middle East, would travel to New Jersey to carry out a terrorist attack.”
“There was no evidence to support that fear, and it was clearly unreasonable to think that the people who perpetrated the attacks would be able or willing to come to New York City to do so,” Cliford wrote.
New Jersey Gov.
Chris Christie (R) told reporters that the ruling was a big step forward.
“This is a big victory, and a big relief,” Christie said, according to The New York Times.
“I’ve said repeatedly, we’re going to keep fighting.”
New Jersey has been under a state of emergency since September 11, when terrorists bombed the World Trade Center, a field hospital and a shopping mall, killing nearly 3,000 people.
New York state Gov.
Andrew Cuomo (D) said the ban would be lifted on Tuesday.
The Trump administration is expected to appeal the ruling.
In a statement, a White House spokeswoman said, “Today’s ruling is an important victory for our nation’s security.
We look forward to appealing the court’s decision, which will allow New Jerseyans to travel and work safely and responsibly.”
The Department of Homeland Security has been issuing travel restrictions to allow people from seven predominantly Muslim countries to visit the U, and the state has issued new rules for people from those countries to enter the country.