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Immigration groups hate Trump's new immigration order

Immigration rights groups on Monday were unhappy with President Trump's revised executive order on immigration, but stopped short of saying they would challenge it in court or find other ways to fight it.

The new order, which takes effect on March 16, makes it so people from Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia and Yemen who are outside the United States and don't have a valid visa are "not eligible to travel" to the country for 90 days.

The American Civil Liberties Union was part of the successful stay by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that caused Trump to revise the ban in the first place. That group said Monday that Trump's new version of the ban is still not acceptable.

"The Trump administration has conceded that its original Muslim ban was indefensible. Unfortunately, it has replaced it with a scaled-back version that shares the same fatal flaws," said Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU's Immigrants' Rights Project. "President Trump has recommitted himself to religious discrimination, and he can expect continued disapproval from both the courts and the people."

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