Lawsuit Blocks Trump’s Executive Order Immigration Ban

by David Greene
A crowd of several thousand jam Brooklyn's Borough Hall protesting the Trump administrations ban on immigration for seven Muslim nations. Photo courtesy of Abdul Razak Al-Kabili

A crowd of several thousand jam Brooklyn’s Borough Hall protesting the Trump administrations ban on immigration for seven Muslim nations. Photo courtesy of Abdul Razak Al-Kabili

Immigrants, visitors and refugees from seven predominantly Muslim nations are once again being allowed to travel to the United States after a federal judge in Seattle, WA., deemed the ban unconstitutional.
Normal air travel has resumed at hundreds of airports including John F. Kennedy International Airport, where many immigrants were detained or sent back to nation of origin. Photo by David Greene

Normal air travel has resumed at hundreds of airports including John F. Kennedy International Airport, where many immigrants were detained or sent back to nation of origin. Photo by David Greene

On January 27 President Donald Trump signed the executive order that banned all Syrian refugees indefinitely, all refugees for 120 days as well as all nationals from Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days.
On February 2, a lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and its affiliates the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, the National Lawyers Guild and the Law Offices of Stacy Tolchin and Perkins Coie LLP, charging that the order violates federal law.
U.S. District Court Judge James Robart granted a nationwide restraining order on February 3, temporarily blocking Trumps executive order.
Normal air travel has resumed at hundreds of airports including John F. Kennedy International Airport, where many immigrants were detained or sent back to nation of origin.--Photo by David Greene

TSA agents screen passengers at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Photo by David Greene

Donna Lieberman, the Executive Director of the New York Civil Liberties Union said during a tele-conference, “The executive order, that we call the “Muslim ban” went into effect immediately and people were detained at JFK International Airport and at airports around the country.”
Lieberman added, “We call on our elected officials to continue to stand up to Trump and to not lose site of his draconian immigration enforcement orders he issued earlier this week.”
Lining the steps of Brooklyn's Borough Hall, protesters called for a halt to the temporary immigration ban. Photo courtesy of Abdul Razak Al-Kabili

Lining the steps of Brooklyn’s Borough Hall, protesters called for a halt to the temporary immigration ban. Photo courtesy of Abdul Razak Al-Kabili

President Trump was confident that the Justice Department would win it’s appeal filed on Saturday, February 4.

President Trump Tweeted, “The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned.”
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