Donald Trump's immigration ban still in place despite federal court ruling
Los Angeles : A US federal court in Brooklyn on Saturday night granted an emergency stay on President Trump's executive order that bans immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
The order was specifically issued for two Iraqi men who had valid visas to enter the United States but were detained Saturday when they arrived in New York after Trump’s order.
President Trump on Friday ordered an immediate suspension of immigration from countries with ties to terror.
The countries listed were Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Iran and Libya. These countries have been restricted for a time period of 90 days and calls for the complete suspension of Syrian refugees for an indefinite period.
The White House stood in support of President Trump’s decision with the Department of Homeland Security saying that it "will continue to enforce all of the president’s Executive Orders in a manner that ensures the safety and security of the American people. The president’s Executive Orders remain in place—prohibited travel will remain prohibited, and the U.S. government retains its right to revoke visas at any time if required for national security or public safety."
The release added, "The Department of Homeland Security will faithfully execute the immigration laws, and we will treat all of those we encounter humanely and with professionalism."
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer also defended the list of banned countries by citing the Obama administration.