By Andrew Nusca
Citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen stuck in American airports on Saturday night rejoiced after a federal judge ruled that the United States could not send them back to their home countries.
The stay of proceedings came just one day after President Donald Trump signed an executive order barring the detainees from entering the U.S. Sending travelers home could cause them “irreparable harm,” said Judge Ann Donnelly of the Eastern District of New York.
Here’s the full text of her ruling:
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
DECISION AND ORDER
17 Civ. 480 (AMD)
HAMEED KHALID DARWEESH and HAIDER SAMEER ABDULKHALEQ ALSHAWI, on behalf of themselves and others similarly situated,
– against –
DONALD TRUMP, President of the United States; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (“DHS”); U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION (“CBP”); JOHN KELLY, Secretary of DHS; KEVIN K. MCALEENAN, Acting Commissioner of CBP; JAMES T. MADDEN, New York Field Director, CBP,,