Federal judge blocks Trump immigration ban nationwide

Federal judge blocks Trump immigration ban nationwide
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The federal court for the Eastern District of New York has officially issued an emergency stay, halting President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S, The Verge reported Saturday.

The court ruled on a habeas corpus petition filed by the ACLU on behalf of two Iraqi men who were detained at JFK airport Saturday following Trump’s ban. Both men, Hameed Khalid Darweesh and Sameer Abdulkhaleq Alshaw have been granted entry to the United States since.

Trump on Friday signed an executive order that he said would provide a thorough vetting of refugees to ensure that “radical Islamic terrorists” cannot get into the United States.

Trump’s order indefinitely blocks refugees from war-torn Syria from entering the U.S. and suspends all refugee admissions for 120 days while the administration determines which countries pose the least risk.

Admission will resume only after vetting has been deemed “adequate” by the secretary of State, the secretary of Homeland Security and Director of National Intelligence.

The court ruling halts this executive order.


Clarification:Stay covers the airport detainees and those currently in transit. Doesn’t change ban going forward.

Not unlike when Obama’s executive order to allow 5 million undocumented to remain in the US - yet, had failed to comply with the Administrative Procedure Act.

The ruling only applies to those already in transit. I presume this is because they didn’t arrive in time in terms of the change in new administrations.


now let’s get the rest of the order overturned.


Well, he is our President now regardless of whether you like his policies or not. Also, you really shouldn’t be saying horrible things like that on a Catholic forum.


All posts are to remain charitable

That is a major clarification and difference from the headline.

Should this thread move forward, to the moderator, when the headline is so different from this?

Ban was for 4 months, if I remember right.

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