The Department of Homeland Security announced it has suspended all actions regarding the Travel ban imposed earlier. Those individuals with visas that were not physically canceled may now travel if the visa is otherwise valid.
Federal Judge James Robart lifted the travel ban imposed on immigrants and refugees set up by the Trump administration. “The court concludes that the circumstances brought before it today are such that it must intervene to fulfill its constitutional role in our tripart government”, Judge wrote.
Airlines reacted swiftly allowing passengers banned to board US flights that were previously barred to board. Donald Trump have lashed out at the Judge who blocked his order he recently tweeted.
What is our country coming to when a judge can halt a Homeland Security travel ban and anyone, even with bad intentions, can come into U.S.?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 4, 2017
The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 4, 2017
When a country is no longer able to say who can, and who cannot , come in & out, especially for reasons of safety &.security - big trouble!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 4, 2017
In Washington a federal judge in Seattle has temporarily blocked Trump’s travel ban, in Virginia a judge has allowed Virginia to join lawsuit against the travel ban. Federal judge in Boston, Hawaii, Detroit, New York, California have challenged the ban.
The order was issued last week temporarily banning people from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen to enter US.