Federal Judge Challenges Trump’s Travel Ban and Grants Emergency Order on People Detained at Airport

Within the first 24 hours of President Trump’s executive order temporarily closing America’s doors to refugees and restricting immigration from seven primarily Muslim countries, chaos erupted as several were detained pursuant to that order at New York’s JFK Airport.

Protesters gathered at several airports, demanding the release of those who were detained and voicing their disapproval of the order in general

Meanwhile, the ACLU went to work. They filed a writ of habeus corpus, petitioning a federal judge to intercede.

The Hill reports:

The court ruled on a habeas corpus petition filed by the ACLU on behalf of two Iraqi men who were detained at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Friday after Trump’s ban.

Since then both men, Hameed Khalid Darweesh and Sameer Abdulkhaleq Alshaw, have reportedly been granted entry to the U.S.

As the news came down that a federal judge had granted a stay, Dale Ho (Director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project) took to Twitter to celebrate:

CNBC offered further details:

A federal judge granted an emergency stay Saturday to temporarily allow people with valid visas who landed in the U.S. to stay in the country, following chaos and detentions after President Donald Trump’s executive order related to immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.

The stay comes barely 24 hours after the executive order was issued, and is reported to apply to all airports nationwide.

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