Federal judge halts implementation of Trump’s Muslim ban at airports


A federal judge has sided with the ACLU, preventing individuals from majority Muslim countries who arrive at U.S. airports from being deported as a result of Donald Trump’s executive order.

Trump’s order banned all citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the country. The suit was filed by the ACLU on behalf of several individuals from banned countries detained at U.S. airports after Trump issued the order Friday night.

The temporary restraining order will prevent citizens of these countries currently being held at U.S. airports from being deported. The ACLU saidthe order would impact about “100 to 200 people detained at U.S. airports or in transit.”

Judge Ann Donnelly did not make a final ruling on the constitutionality of the executive order. Further proceedings will be held that month.

The judge’s decision was captured by Jackie Vimo, a Policy Analyst for the National Immigration Law Center:


Categories: Americas

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