A federal judge in Brooklyn put an hold on portions of US President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel for tens of millions of people from seven Muslim-majority countries.
The temporary halt of the inhumane decision provided relief to scores of refugees and others who were trapped at airports across the United States on Saturday after an executive order signed by Donald Trump.
Issued by Judge Ann M Donnelly,Tthe emergency stay on the controversial executive order came after a habeas corpus petition filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
The petition was jointly filed by the International Refugee Assistance Project and the National Immigration Law Center on behalf of Hameed Khalid Darweesh and Sameer Abdulkhaleq Alshawi, who were detained by Customs and Border Patrol at JFK Airport in New York City, Daily Dot reported.
The stay issued by Judge Ann M Donnelly forbids Trump administration from “further acts and misconduct in violation of the Constitution.”
The stay doesnot defeat the executive order entirely. It puts a temporary hold on the executive order nationwide, allowing travelers stranded at airports in U S to pass through immigration checkpoints and to halt deportations of those affected by the travel ban.
Refugees without Green Cards will still be banned from entering the US soil.
Meanwhile, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed the refugees barred entry into US to come to Canada instead. In a tweet, Trudeau said that Canada will welcome the refugees regardless of thier faith and added that diversity is the country’s strength.
Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky tweeted that his company would provide “free housing to refugees and anyone not allowed in the US”, and suggested anyone should contact him if in urgent need for housing.
On Friday, Donald Trump had signed an executive order which banned the entry of tens of million refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries- Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Sudan and Somalia- into US.