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Federal Judge temporarily halts Donald Trump’s Muslim ban

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A federal judge in Brooklyn has temporarily issued a stay against Donald Trump‘s Muslim ban that’s been paraded around by the White House as a simple immigration ban while attempting to further prey on fear.

Here’s The Hill with the details:

A federal judge in New York has 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, 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.

The Executive Order issued by Trump originally banned all Syrian refugees indefinitely and halted the resettlement of refugees for up to four months as the administration reviewed the vetting process. That same vetting process, already in place that involves multiple government agencies including the FBI and Department of Homeland Security. It’s also the same process that could already halt immigration for certain individuals for two years.

 

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