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Federal judge blocks Trump immigration order: report -The Hill

A federal judge in New York has reportedly issued an emergency stay

(The Hill) — A federal judge in New York has reportedly issued an emergency stay temporarily halting the removal of individuals detained after President Trump’s order banned immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.

The move appears to mark the first successful legal challenge to the Trump administration and affects those who have arrived in the U.S. or were in transit with valid visas, allowing them to enter the U.S., according to CNN.

The court ruled on a habeas corpus petition filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on behalf of two Iraqi men who were detained at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Friday after Trump’s ban, The Verge reported Saturday night.

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:

We won

— Dale Ho (@dale_e_ho) January 29, 2017

Stay is national

— Dale Ho (@dale_e_ho) January 29, 2017

Nationwide injunction – no one can be removed – govt must provide list of names of ppl affected

— Dale Ho (@dale_e_ho) January 29, 2017

The ruling deals with a portion of Trump’s order handed down Friday that bans many refugees and people from majority-Muslim countries.

Trump’s order 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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