On Saturday multiple protests at airports around the country started to erupt after some passengers were being detained, due to Donald Trump’s recent executive order.
The order prevented those coming from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, and Syria from entering the country. Reportedly, passengers with visa’s and green card’s were being held.
According to The Verge, on Saturday night, the federal court for the Eastern District of New York issued an emergency stay. This has brought a temporary halt to Trump’s executive order to ban entry into the US from those seven countries.
This means that those who were being detained at airports, and those in transit to the airports have been covered by the ruling.
The court ruled on a “habeas corpus petition filed by the ACLU on behalf of Hameed Khalid Darweesh and Sameer Abdulkhaleq Alshawi.” Both men were denied entry and detained at the John F. Kennedy airport in New York.
Darweesh worked for the US military for 10-years as a interpreter and engineer over in Iraq, he was granted a visa after a full background check. Alshaw was granted a visa to join his family who are permanent residents of the US, after their similar service with the US military.
According to The Verge, it is unclear at the moment if the White House will “argue to have the executive order reinstated as soon as possible while it fights to show the ban is constitutional.”
This story is still developing.
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