President Trump’s recently enacted Executive Order to ban for 90 days people coming to the U.S. from six Muslim countries, including Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen, has been blocked by a New York Federal Judge on the grounds that it is not constitutional.
Federal Judge Ann Donnelly authored the stay, which will keep the 100-200 people being held at airports as a result of the ban from being immediately deported.
Judge Donnelly stated “I think the government hasn’t had a full chance to think about this” and asked the government to provide a comprehensive list of all those impacted by this Order.
Officials at Department of Homeland issued a statement that they would continue to enforce the Order, “Prohibited travel will remain prohibited, and the U.S. Government retains its right to revoke visas at any time if required by national security or public safety.” The Department also said that that Order affected less than 1% of the over 325,000 international air arrivals that occur each day.
President Trump said the ban “was not a Muslim ban” and that this action should have been taken much earlier. He also stated that “It’s working out very nicely. You see it at all the airports, you see it all over.”
Read the decision and order in the case below:
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