A US federal judge has put a nationwide halt on President Donald Trump’s executive order that temporarily blocks refugees and nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.
Judge James Robart made his ruling effective immediately on Friday, explicitly to be applied across the country. Other judges across the states have so far only issued orders concerning specific individuals.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has told airlines to board travelers affected by the ban. The U.S. State Department and the Department of Homeland Security have not yet announced updates for travellers.
Trump's administration is likely to put the policy put back into effect with an appeal.
“At the earliest possible time, the Department of Justice intends to file an emergency stay of this outrageous order and defend the executive order of the President, which we believe is lawful and appropriate. The president’s order is intended to protect the homeland and he has the constitutional authority and responsibility to protect the American people.” - White House Press sSecretary, Sean Spicer
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