A US Judge imposed a nationwide hold on Trump travel ban from seven Muslim countries, siding with two States that challenged the executive order.
Trump travel ban would bar travelers and immigrants from seven Muslim countries for a period of 90 days, a move that saw opposition from all over the United States. US District Judge James Robart put a temporary block to Trump travel ban siding with the States of Minnesota and Washington. He said,
The state has met its burden in demonstrating immediate and irreparable injury… This TRO (temporary restraining order) is granted on a nationwide basis…
The White House spoke in favor of Trump travel ban arguing that it would make the country safer. Washington became the first state to sue the government over the order that bans travelers from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen. The order also called for suspending the US refugee program. State Attorney General Bob Ferguson said that the ban harms residents and mandates discrimination,
Judge Robart’s decision, effective immediately, puts a halt to President Trump’s unconstitutional and unlawful executive order…. The law is a powerful thing, it has the ability to hold everybody accountable to it, and that includes the President of the United States.
Following the move to block Trump travel ban by the Seattle judge, reportedly, visas are being reinstated. White House will appeal the ‘outrageous order’. Per some reports, an estimated 100,000 visas have been revoked under Trump travel ban, sanctions have been placed on 13 Iranian and a dozen other companies from the seven banned countries. Donald Trump issued the order on the 27th January, 2017. Judge Robart put a temporary, nationwide ban to the order in a little over a week.
As of now, it is unclear how the ban will turn it. The White House is expected to put up a fight.You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ for more updates. Otherwise fill in the subscription box above, or subscribe to our RSS Feed.