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US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama depart Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam upon the conclusion of their vacation on Oahu, Hawaii, US, January 1, 2017. Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

Former US President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama are currently in their second week of vacation after leaving the White House. The couple were spotted wandering on the Moskito Island owned by Virgin boss Richard Branson. Barack was wearing dark shades and his cap backwards. Michelle was wearing a fedora hat over pigtails paired with her blue top and throw-over.

The couple spent their long weekend in Palm Springs, California, before transferring to the British Virgin Islands using Branson's private jet. Although on vacation, Barack has released a three-paragraph statement through his spokesperson Kevin Lewis about Trump's travel ban.

"President Obama is heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country. In his final official speech as President, he spoke about the important role of citizen and how all Americans have a responsibility to be the guardians of our democracy -- not just during election day but every day," the statement's introduction.

In the second paragraph, he said the citizens exercising their constitutional right to assemble. He also said that Americans are expected to have their voice heard by elected officials when American values are at stake. "With regard to comparisons to President Obama's foreign policy decisions, as we've heard before, the President fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion," the statement concluded.

Barack has rejected Trump's move to draw comparisons with his former administration in imposing more stringent checks on Iraqi refugees. Barack's former administration said that during their time, admission of Iraqi refugees were delayed but there was no outright ban. However, Trump's action has suspended the admittance of refugees from Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia for a period of 90 days. The admission of refugees from Syria was indefinitely terminated.

Trump has issued an executive order on Friday that banned Muslim-majority countries entering the US. However, on Monday Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) issued a lawsuit against the travel ban. The council claimed that the executive order violated the right to freedom of religion written in the first amendment of the constitution.

The Washington state also took action by charging Trump due to the executive order. The state argued that the travel ban has violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and the guarantee of Equal Protection of the US Constitution.

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