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Federal Judge Partially Blocks Trump Order Banning Immigrants From 7 Muslim-Majority Countries

And now the battle begins. We knew it was going to happen, it was only a matter of time. Now that a federal court has acted, and as this story progresses, we’ll see how serious the country is to protecting America by creating a proper vetting process.

UPDATE: This order affects only Muslims who already arrived and already had permission to enter the U.S. The court order is estimated to affect between 100 and 200 people at this point.

America banned all Muslims before. To read that story, click here

(H/T: The Hill)

The federal court for the Eastern District of New York has issued an emergency stay halting President Trump’s executive order banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S, The Verge reported Saturday night.

The court ruled on a habeas corpus petition filed by the ACLU on behalf of two Iraqi men who were detained at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Friday after Trump’s ban.

Since then both men, Hameed Khalid Darweesh and Sameer Abdulkhaleq Alshaw, have reportedly been granted entry to the U.S.

Dale Ho, director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project, tweeted:

Trump’s order handed down Friday bars Syrian refugees indefinitely and halts the resettlement of all refugees for four months for the administration to review the vetting process.

Admission will resume only after vetting has been deemed “adequate” by the secretary of State, the secretary of Homeland Security and Director of National Intelligence.

The order also denies entry for 90 days for individuals from seven predominantly Muslims countries: Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Libya and Yemen.

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