Saturday, January 28, 2017
Federal Judge Issues Emergency Stay Partially Blocking Trump Vetting Ban
A federal judge late Saturday night issued an emergency stay of Donald Trump‘s “extreme vetting” Executive Order, granting the request of citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries who already held visas to enter the United States.
CNN reports the plaintiffs had already arrived in the United States or were en route when the order was signed late Friday. The decision reportly allows those individuals to enter the U.S. legally, in a major blow to Trump’s attempt to prevent citizens from several countries from entering to the U.S. for the next 90 days.
According to reports, Trump’s Executive Order barred citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from coming to the US for the next 90 days and suspended the admissions of all refugees for 120 days.
The lawsuit was filed by the ACLU and the organization released a lengthy statement Saturday night obtained by LawNewz: