Trump Muslim ban: Airlines allow passengers after Judge's order
The airlines will now be commuting people from the seven countries covered by President Trump's executive order on immigration and refugees to the United States.
The announcement was made by the International Air Transport Association that represents 265 airlines in 117 countries.
A federal judge has temporarily blocked the 60,000 visas canceled under President Trump's executive order, the U.S. State Department said on Saturday.
The Homeland Security spokesperson said, "The Department of Justice intends to file an emergency stay of this order and defend the President's Executive Order, which is lawful and appropriate. The Order is intended to protect the homeland and the American people, and the President has no higher duty and responsibility than to do so."
U.S. District Judge James Robart on Friday in Seattle issued a nationwide restraining order blocking parts of the executive action that temporarily bars some immigrants and refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries.